Lesedi Kapinga, a former player for Mamelodi Sundowns who was also a target for Kaizer Chiefs, is reportedly on the verge of joining Orlando Pirates. Kapinga recently left Sundowns after his contract was not renewed, and both Pirates and Chiefs have shown interest in signing him.
According to a viral social media post shared by Rush Sports On, Kapinga is likely to find a new home with Orlando Pirates in Soweto. The post indicates that Pirates are in the final stages of securing the creative attacker, who recently represented Bafana Bafana in the COSAFA Cup tournament held in Durban.
Although Kapinga’s agent, Mushe Mashudu, previously stated that his client was focused on performing well for the national team and not worried about his future or new club, it appears that a verbal agreement has been reached between Pirates and Kapinga. However, the deal is still subject to the completion of his medical examination. The tweet also mentions that Kaizer Chiefs are closely monitoring the situation.
Kapinga struggled to secure regular playing time at Sundowns, leading to his departure from the club before the start of the new season. His agent confirmed that he was released by Sundowns as the club decided not to exercise the option on his contract.
The player himself expressed his desire to join a club that appreciates his talents, acknowledging that his time at Sundowns did not work out as expected. He is now focused on his career and hopes to find a team that values him.During his three-year stint at Sundowns, Kapinga made 39 appearances, provided seven assists, and scored four goals across various competitions.If the reports are accurate, Kapinga’s potential move to Orlando Pirates will provide him with a fresh start and an opportunity to rejuvenate his career in a new environment.