- Former Kaizer Chiefs star midfielder and current football pundit Junior Khanye is not convinced about Orlando Pirates acquiring the services of Evidence Makgopa
- The Bafana Bafana forward recently signed for the Buccaneers from Baroka FC after the Limpopo side Baroka FC was relegated from the DStv Premiership
- Questioning the release of Gabadinho Mhango and replacing him with Makgopa, Khanye suggested that Pirates continues to lose its way
Former Kaizer Chiefs player Junior Khanye is not quite sure about Orlando Pirates signing Bafana Bafana striker Evidence Makgopa from relegated club Baroka FC.
Khanye is of the opinion that Pirates have missed the mark by acquiring the services of the lanky 22-year-old, who the Buccaneers have had on their radar for more than a year.
According to The South African, Khanye feels that there are no signs of there being a quality striker in the 22-year-old. He also reckons that Pirates should have looked at bringing back Justin Shonga, who was released by Sekhukhune United instead of signing Makgopa.
Khanye said to iDiski TV:
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“They (Pirates) are still losing the identity. I have a problem because I’d still go back to the question of why they let Mhango go. I understand that there is an issue of behaviour that we don’t know and that bill issue but it could have been resolved.
“But releasing Mhango and bringing in the likes of Makgopa, I don’t understand. What have they done? I mean the team (Baroka) is relegated and he was playing there. He’s been given a platform in the national team but no sign of being a quality striker."
“Yes, you can see the boy played football in the lower leagues such as the SAB and ABC Motsepe League. He’s got natural talent that was never nurtured.So, for him to sign with Pirates… it’s something I always talk about, identity.
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"Why are you taking him to Pirates? Because there needs to be a solution in terms of a player who is talented, who’s got a big heart, someone who fits into the culture of the club; an identity that will see him create a magic out of nothing. They were supposed to replace Mhango with someone like Justin Shonga if they had to bring him back. So, what does it mean to bring in Makgopa?"
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As reported by Sports Brief, Cashibe spoke of how wasteful he and teammate at the time Bennett Chenene was, while also chasing women in their spare time.
The 39-year-old was speaking in an interview with TK Solutions TV on Youtube as he reflected on his career.