Kadodia says their interest will, however, be guided by the club’s technical staff and Mabalane’s desire to move to Pietermaritzburg.
“He phoned me and we spoke about a couple of things because I know him from his last spell with the club,” Kadodia tells KickOff.com. “Right now the reality is that we cannot afford him on his Pirates package.
“When we spoke, he also told me that he would prefer to stay on with a Johannesburg team, but there is nothing happening at the moment. My judgement is that even if we are keen he must also be willing to come here. I don’t want to have a player who is here physically yet his heart is somewhere else.”
Kadodia adds: “Now that we have played our first game we will discuss further with the coach who knows what needs to be done.”
Though Mabalane is still in the books of Pirates, he is not training with the club.
KickOff.com has been told that Mabalane is still in negotiations with Pirates about reaching a settlement and getting his clearance that will allow him to immediately become a free agent.