Kamohelo Mahlatsi: Chippa United Closing In on Deal for Former Kaizer Chiefs Forward

Kamohelo Mahlatsi: Chippa United Closing In on Deal for Former Kaizer Chiefs Forward

Robert Abong'o
updated at February 26, 2024 at 3:15 AM
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  • PSL side Chippa United are lining up a deal to sign Kamohelo Mahlatsi
  • The 25-year-old forward failed to make an impact with Kaizer Chiefs
  • Mahlatsi made only seven appearances for AmaKhosi, with no gaols

Kamohelo Mahlatsi is on the brink of securing a promising opportunity with Chippa United as he seeks to reignite his career.

Mahlatsi joined Kaizer Chiefs at the start of the 2023/24 PSL season but faced challenges breaking into the starting XI.

He made only seven appearances across various competitions and failed to bag any goals or assists.

Former Kaizer Chiefs forward Kamohelo Mahlatsi. Photo: Zhizhao Wu.
Kamohelo Mahlatsi is close to securing a deal with Chippa United. Photo: Zhizhao Wu.
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The 25-year-old, who initially joined AmaKhosi from Moroka Swallows in 2022, has been without a club for over six months.

Following his departure from the Glamour Boys, Mahlatsi underwent trials with Swallows, but a deal failed to materialize.

His fortunes shifted when he surfaced at Chippa this year, signalling a potential return to competitive football in the latter part of the season. Participating in friendly matches with the Chilli Boys, he has reportedly made a favourable impression on the club's technical staff.

The club is coached by Thabo September and Kwanele Kopo, who have prior experience working with the attacker during their time at SuperSport United FC's development setup.

“Mahlatsi has been impressive in the short space he’s been with the club. You can expect a deal between to be completed in the coming days,” a source said, as quoted by Far Post.

With aspirations to secure a spot in the league's top eight, Chippa is strategically bolstering its squad for the remainder of the season.

In addition to Mahlatsi's potential acquisition, the Port Elizabeth-based side has strengthened its goalkeeping department with Darren Johnson's signing, as reported by iDiski Times.

Johnson, 27, arrived on a free transfer following his departure from Motsepe Foundation Championship side AmaTuks in August 2023.

He joined the club's goalkeeping ranks, competing for a starting position alongside Stanley Nwabali and Lloyd Kazapua, who represented Nigeria and Namibia, respectively, in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Chippa United set new fee for Nwabali

Sports Brief reported that Chippa United imposed a new transfer fee on Nigerian Nwabali, ensuring his worth is recognised and protected.

He debuted with the Super Eagles national team six days before the kickoff of the showpiece in Ivory Coast.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper swiftly evolved into one of the tournament's finest custodians.

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