Lehlohonolo Majoro will be joining Wits after he was released by Cape Town City. Photo: BackpagePix
Lehlohonolo Majoro will be joining Wits after he was released by Cape Town City. Photo: BackpagePix

Majoro joins Wits

By MAZOLA MOLEFE Time of article published Dec 27, 2017

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Lehlohonolo Majoro has already found a new home at Bidvest Wits.

The now former Cape Town City striker was released from the remaining five months of his contract with the Mother City club on Wednesday and it hasn’t taken long for him to move on, with a highly placed source confirming that he will join the reigning Absa Premiership champions as off next month.

Majoro, 31, appeared to have fallen out of favour with City coach Benni McCarthy despite getting off to a decent start earlier this season.

He’d played in just one of the club’s previous seven league matches.

“As one of the founding members, Major (Majoro’s nickname) will always have a special place at this club,” a statement from the City read on Wednesday morning. “He loved it like a family and over his time here he defined what it means to be a Cape Town City player. Major was in the last few months of his contract, so rather than hold him until May, we decided to support him to find a new club where he can extend his career for a few more years and get more game time.”

Wits, who are a troubled side this year and are struggling to move away from the bottom of the table after 14 matches, have moved quickly to get him on what is a free transfer.

“He will join us in January,” the source confirmed, adding that the Clever Boys will make a few more transfers next month, while also letting a few players leave the club.

Gavin Hunt, the Wits coach, has been under tremendous pressure to turn things around and has been backed by management to freshen up a team that he has criticised for lacking the hunger that led to them winning the title last season.

Majoro might be a gamble, however. He’s not had a lot of game time and he’s got a reputation of club-hopping rather than being a prolific goal scorer. But on his day, the ex-Kaizer Chiefs forward can and will deliver.

He joined Cape Town City following a frustrating spell at Orlando Pirates, a side he signed for after he had dropped down the pecking order at rivals Chiefs.

In his breakthrough season in the Premier League, Majoro scored 14 goals in 29 games for AmaZulu almost seven years ago and was snapped up by Amakhosi.

Prior to City confirming he would not be extending his contract further, Majoro has managed just three goals from 12 games in all competitions this season.

At Wits, he will compete for a place with current leading scorer Amr Gamal, who is on loan from Al Ahly, James Keene and possibly Gabadinho Mhango, although the Malawian is usually preferred on the wing.  

Given that Wits have struggled to score goals and Hunt is desperately looking for new players to make an immediate impact, Majoro could find it easier to break into the team.


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