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Tsepo Masilela's move to Leicester City is off

Posted: 13 July 2011 Time: 18:45

KickOff.com has learnt that Tsepo Masilela's move to Leicester City is off. 

The Bafana Bafana left back has been in Sweden since Sunday as he hoped to put the finishing touches on a year-long loan from Israeli champions Maccabi Haifa.

But with big-spending Leicester having announced the signing of Paul Konchesky from Liverpool on Wednesday morning, Paschalis Tountouris of Prosports International confirmed they will not be signing the 26-year-old former Benoni United player as well.   "He's definitely not going to Leicester," Tountouris tells KickOff.com.   "They just told us that Konchesky would be coming instead - it's a waste of two months' work but what can you do? There are some other things in the pipeline that we are looking at but we will be careful to make the right move for Tsepo."   Masilela had been expected to sign for the English Championship side for a season-long loan after recovering from a serious knee injury in April.    But with only a month until most European leagues begin their new campaigns; he may have to make do with a return to Haifa – recently linked with a move for his Bafana team-mate Katlego Mphela. 

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 06:54 pm
Eish Africans with their magic prevented yo move bt dnt worry boi there is alwys next time keep praying.
Anonymous
posted: 08:14 pm
Sorry sTshepana, there is always next time.

I will like to hear what kickoff commentors (Pirates & Sundowns supporters in particular) says about this. Masilela a season campaigner with UEFA experience, he was invited for TRIALS @lower division club (just like Shabba). Both couldn't secure contracts. Shabba was labeled a failure by the above supporters, will they now call Masilela with all sorts of names too? Talk about double standard. Lets hear what u have to say.
Anonymous
posted: 09:07 pm
@Traccullar...Just to put u @ ease: Did any of the playas u mentioned secure a contract with an English Championship division club?

If the answer is no then both playas have failed, period!
Anonymous
posted: 09:48 pm
Sorry tsepo is always difficult to go to england especially if u r black as there is a lot of recism towards african,go en try in france or italy en I believe u will win a contract there
KidKudu7
posted: 09:56 pm
This is what happened to that 1 legged cow called Shabby from Natulawayo village.

Going to an English (Mvela) and not win a contract. Nyawana is a cow, period.

UP THE BUCS...TREBLE WINNERS!!!!!!!!!

crocodile
posted: 10:04 pm
Sorry my man, It wasn't meant to be, and I'll also advise you told hold your head up high because you are the best. far better than Paul Konchesky, I am a liverpool fan , and I can tell you, he failed at Liverpool, that's the reason why he was load within his six months there. The same coach (Roy) was also fired. So maybe is for the best.
Anonymous
posted: 10:08 pm
Firstly I wuld like to apologize for what I said yestday about Dr Khoza, Orlando Pirates, fans and Mandla Sithole it was wrong of to what I said I'm sorry to all of you guyz! Sithole is a human being he made a mistake nd did to helped the guy but it was little to later. Secondly Masilela boy don't give up yo team ll be playing in Champions league go there and market yoself u will get even better team.
Anonymous
posted: 07:10 am
Haed luck boy when the time for you comes you will not be playing in the first div but in elite leageu do not worry about this your day is coming.
Cyborg78
posted: 09:31 am
All this shows is that the Israeli league is not taken seriously by big European leagues. How many of our players who started in this country have moved on to bigger and better leagues? Bevan Fransman is still there, Fanteni ended up moving (and flopping) at Pirates.
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