Thabo Rakhale in action for Chippa Unityed. Photo: Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

DURBAN – Chippa United dribbling wizard Thabo “Jomo” Rakhale is on the radar of Kaizer Chiefs.

IOL Sport have been reliably informed that Rakhale, who is currently on a three-year contract at Chippa United, is one of the players that might surface at AmaKhosi come next season.

“Chiefs have inquired about Rakhale. The players and his management are waiting for a formal written offer from Chiefs. He is one of the players that Chiefs are looking to sign,” a source stated.

Rakhale spent three seasons at Pirates before moving to Chippa in January. 

“Disciplinary problems was one of the main reasons why Pirates got rid of him. It wasn’t about his talent. He has learned from his experiences at Pirates,” a source further elaborated.

An exodus is looming at AmaKhosi in the next few weeks after the club endured another terrible season.

Chiefs are expected to part ways with the likes of Bhongolwethu Jayiya, William Twala, Edmore Chirambadare, Keagan Buchanan, Brilliant Khuzwayo and Sibusiso Khumalo, who all have struggled for game time.

The club might loan out youngsters like Emmanuel Letlotlo and Khotso Malope.

Siviwe “Chippa” Mpengesi, who is the chairman of the Chilli Boys, said he was in a meeting when IOL Sport tried to get hold of him.

Rakhale’s agent, Mandla Mthembu, directed all the clubs that want to sign his client to Chippa United.

“Rakhale is still contracted to Chippa. Every club that is chasing his signature must call Chippa United,” Mthembu stated.

Communications manager at AmaKhosi, Vina Maphosa, made it clear that he knows nothing about Rakhale moving to Naturena.

“I don’t have any information. The season is still on. We will talk about players that are leaving and players that coming in the next few weeks, when the season is finished.

“I can confirm that yes, like we said in the statement, there will be a lot of changes. But we will call a press conference to address them when the time is right,” Maphosa concluded.


IOL Sport

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