Chippa keen on Mabaso re­turn?

Soccer Laduma - - Weekly Roundup -

The 2018/19 PSL sea­son is ap­proach­ing its halfway mark and Abel Mabaso is yet to make his of­fi­cial de­but for Or­lando Pi­rates, fol- low­ing his move at the end of last sea­son.

The util­ity player has been turn­ing out for Pi­rates’ Mul­tiChoice Diski Chal­lenge team, on the back of a suc­cess­ful 2017/18 cam­paign where he amassed 30 starts and two sub­sti­tute ap­pear­ances for Chippa United in the PSL.

Bucs’ head coach, Mi­lutin ‘Mi­cho’ Sre­do­je­vic, has pre­vi­ously in­di­cated that the player will get his turn, point­ing out that the 27-year-old will play once the tech­ni­cal team are sat­is­fied with his level.

Bucs are still in­volved in the Telkom Knock­out, and with the CAF Cham­pi­ons League and Ned­bank Cup also com­ing up, Mi­cho and his tech­ni­cal team will be con­tent know­ing that they have a squad with depth that will give them op­tions once the sched­ule in­creases.

How­ever, Mabaso has re­port­edly be­come frus­trated with his lack of game-time, ac­cord­ing to sources, and Chippa are said to be in­ter­ested in see­ing him re­turn to the Eastern Cape, Cape where he would turn out for coach Eric Tin­kler.

“Chippa is mon­i­tor­ing the sit­u­a­tion with Mabaso with in­ter­est. The player did very well with the club and it comes as no sur­prise that the club is show­ing in­ter­est. Ex­pect Chippa to be one of the clubs jump­ing at the op­por­tu­nity to sign him, should he be made avail­able for a loan move from Pi­rates,” said the source.

Mabaso’s ver­sa­til­ity of play­ing at right back, cen­tre-back or in cen­tral

mid­field is an added bonus which Chippa will ben­e­fit from, if he does re­turn.

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