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Siphiwe Tshabalala likely to be offered deal by Crystal Palace

Posted: 15 January 2012 Time: 11:46

Reports in the UK claim Siphiwe Tshabalala is set to be offered a deal at English Championship side Crystal Palace.

The 27-year-old Bafana Bafana vice-captain returned to South Africa on Saturday morning having completed a week's trial in south London.

And according to the Daily Star Sunday newspaper, Tshabalala was told that Palace will launch a bid to sign him on a free transfer at the end of the season just before he boarded his flight on Friday evening.

Agent Jazzman Mahlakgane refused to confirm the story, although he did say Chiefs are unlikely to stand in the player's way if he is offered the chance to move to England.

“I can't confirm anything at the moment,” he tells "It's true that Shabba is now back in South Africa but we are now waiting to hear from Palace.

"Chiefs understand that he has wanted to play in Europe for a long time and there would be no problem if we had to wait for the summer because it would give him the opportunity to say goodbye to the club properly."

Tshabalala went on trial at Nottingham Forest last year. He would join compatriot Kagisho Dikgacoi at Selhurst Park if the move goes ahead.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 12:02 pm
Nyawana s worth nothing,
he he he
posted: 12:05 pm
Shabba is tired and ashamed to be paid by that famous R65million stolen from charity organisations. More and more destitute people are suffering because Chiefs took their money by cancelling Charity Cup and staring that Beer Cup.
posted: 12:08 pm
Ai the guy realy struggle to secure a move overseas, I wish him luck though he need it.
The Ghost
posted: 12:10 pm
And please no warming the bench ... we want South Africa to have players out there who will make noise like, Schillo, Drogba, Radebe, and Kalou.
posted: 12:16 pm
I wish he cn go 2 ovarsee it is his dream 2 play de gud lck shabba
posted: 12:20 pm
Kickoff!Ur heading are sometimes very uninspiring.This topic doesn't relate to the contents of the article.

"Shabba reaches for his pen" is like he's abt to re-new @ Chiefs.

A heading more like:"Shabba reaches for a Crystal ball" will be eye catching.

I know i get crucified for this criticism but I onced again Victor this is boring.
posted: 12:32 pm
Its every players' dream,wish you all the best Shaba. Other teams like Rats FC has got unrecognised players,its only Chloorkop scouts that always rescue them from decaying & ageing at Rats.
posted: 12:34 pm
El qoute: "It will give him an opportunity to say goodbye to the club properly"! Kwaaaa kwaaa kwaaah! How really? I'm one of tose who wish Shabba does migrate to greener pastures, but u-Jazzman is bluffing.....Bobby will kill this guy cause it will be on a free, after pricing the poor guy out of the market post WC. Ayeye Jazzman ndoda, u'Vithiza' ufuninyuku yakhe. mh.
The Ghost
posted: 12:46 pm
@ Mhlangenkosi__ThunderGun, can we just for once be patriotic and stand behind a South African player for once instead of making this a Pirates/Chiefs issue .. EISH!!!
posted: 12:49 pm
"Shabba could be reaching his penis" Your headline is too controversial Mr Editor!
posted: 01:00 pm
Editor pls don't fool us, shaba is going nowhere come june this year uless he tries hs luck elswhere. Crystl Palace put it to him in clear n uncertain terms that he don't offer them what they don't have s a team. So stop boosting the poor guy's ego cos u a actualy kiling him. He wil grow big headed and team mates wil develop an atitude, its natural of human kind mr editor, lekhosi ke wena
posted: 01:07 pm
@Mhlangenkosi, The Ghost is'nt talk like that about the biggest Mzansi brand.....they are the only ones to represent us even in perculiar places like Vietnam where the ref uses a .38 pistiol instead of a whistle (Philani Kubheka) lol.

Oh....Makhosonke Bhengu is also completing a succesfull decade in China, he's gotten accustomed to the lifestyle, even though he still complains about the sushi, he wants it fried! LOL. "Ay'phekwa ngani lenhlanzi"! LOL.
posted: 01:13 pm
@ The Goats....Eish for what ?? You talk as if you do practice patriotism unde
Swona Champ!
posted: 01:21 pm
Nyawana, he'll join palace for R15 000, a week just to be out of SA, he use his fish and chips profit for accomodation, we made fun of his move to a vodacom challenge level outfit that he can play for them for free so he does not have to go through what he went through!
posted: 01:22 pm
The refree uses the fire arm instead of whistle? can't stop loughing...
posted: 01:24 pm
The Ghost:2012-01-15 12:46

@ Mhlangenkosi__ThunderGun, can we just for once be patriotic and stand behind a South African player for once instead of making this a Pirates/Chiefs issue .. EISH!!!
@The Cowst, it's good to show that you were once normal.Phela u always talk like someone who is intoxicated.
keep it up ntwana.

posted: 01:24 pm
Topics like these must be contested by those who have soccer knowledge.when player is release from his contract he wont be appearing on that team register anymore.Philane went to vietnam 'cause he was not Pierat anymore.So the rats won't be responsible for any failures , while Shabba still belong to "family business". so the line is drawn. Next time " nibo-khuluma i=sense mhlathi yenu"
posted: 01:26 pm
go well shabba n b prepared to be loaned before even playing in an official match!
posted: 01:37 pm
Please! This guys is not going anywhere
posted: 01:44 pm
I really don't understand this thing of bragging about selling players.
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