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Mazembe: No approach from Pirates for Kalaba

TP Mazembe deny there has been any official approach for Rainford Kalaba from Orlando Pirates.

Posted: 25 January 2013 Time: 9:48 am

TP Mazembe have denied there has been any official approach for Zambia winger Rainford Kalaba from Orlando Pirates.

Kalaba, who is due to play for Chipolopolo against Nigeria today in their second match of Afcon 2013, has been linked with a switch to the Buccaneers since the start of the January transfer window.

Pirates had hoped to tie up his signature before the deadline for registering players in the CAF Champions League on January 15 but he has now been submitted as part of the DR Congo side's squad.

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And Mazembe official Andre Mtine confirms they have yet to receive any approach for the 26-year-old winger.

"There's nothing going on," he tells KickOff.com.

"We've read everything we can read about him in the newspapers but no one has written to us. We've registered him for the Champions League because as far as we're concerned he's still registered with us and has four years on his contract to go."

Kalaba has had spells in France, Portugal and Egypt but joined Mazembe in 2011.

Article by: Ed Aarons

Previous comments on this story...

TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 09:52 am
Will leave this Dr Khoza to deal with, at this stage we just want to hail the veteran Neil Tovey for speaking out.

Guys: Masilela is not the same anymore, he must be dropped for good, if it was n't for Parker, we would be talking another story. The guy is tired plus Matlaba was drooped for no reason.
Nuu
posted: 09:56 am
Matlaba was too erratic...and hasty as a result wasteful.
Nipsy
posted: 09:57 am
Hehehehehehe LOL. How can they buy Kalaba if they can't pay R2m for Ranti? Some people can surprise you.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:59 am
"We've read everything we can read about him in the newspapers but no one has written to us. We've registered him for the Champions League because as far as we're concerned he's still registered with us and has four years on his contract to go."

There will be NO Kalaba at Pirates......all you hypocrites must take a chill pill and put you trust in Ndumiso Mabena...
Nipsy
posted: 10:01 am
@TREBLE CHAMP KING

Can you leave Bafana alone please and focus on the subject that your team cannot afford Kalaba. Matlaba is in-experienced and he showed that, no need to complain we support everyone in the team but this unfit Tshepo showed to be 99.9999% Better than Matlaba
The CV Chef MUST Die
posted: 10:01 am
With Wilson Raj and Tovey on our side we gonna go all the way to the finals.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:01 am
TREBLE CHAMP KING posted: 09:52 am | Report
Will leave this Dr Khoza to deal with, at this stage we just want to hail the veteran Neil Tovey for speaking out.

Guys: Masilela is not the same anymore, he must be dropped for good, if it was n't for Parker, we would be talking another story. The guy is tired plus Matlaba was drooped for no reason.
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Matlaba is a rookie and he still struggles to read the game at this level...he is better off coming off the bench if we need him....He is a talented player but he needs to take a note book and a pen and continue to take some notes from Masilela...
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:03 am
The delinquency of the CV Chefposted: 10:01 am | Report

With Wilson Raj and Tovey on our side we gonna go all the way to the finals.
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Who cares about your 2 cents comment?
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 10:03 am
Aaarg please now, are they trying to buy Kalaba through the media? ........Chinyama's former still yet to receive full payment. They were told ,OP does not do eletronic transfer, and the 2nd installment was supposedly lost en-route to Zimbwabwe, apparently Augusto Palacious and the other guy, who were supposed to deliver the Two Hundred Fifty Rands Only envelope took a detour, when they saw the ladies cleaning at the Border gates......
JT-RiseKhosiRise
posted: 10:04 am
Becareful of sign and bench.....as that is the usual strategy......@...
The CV Chef MUST Die
posted: 10:04 am
Nipsy posted: 10:01 am |

You a waste of oxygen
Navigator Wonder
posted: 10:06 am
That's too bad let's hope Dr Khoza will make a plan as always and I beg the media to stop making these announcement as if they are sure for how long must we be lied too some journos just write for the sake of writing and giving us false hope...wasn't it Kickoff who said Kalaba to finalise the contract in less than a week or so with Pirates? And Mayambela signs for Chipa? Come journos we need facts not fiction....Up the bucs for eternity with or without Kalaba
MAMINZELA
posted: 10:07 am
We havwe spoken to the Player
Congolese teams dont have Professianal contracts
The CV Chef MUST Die
posted: 10:07 am
The Phefeni Boy

I will not waste my time on you. The DTC Senior members will sort you out stupid fart
Sthathe Africa (Conquer the Continent)
posted: 10:07 am
@ Phefeni: Heheheheehhehe: Khosi, you say we must put our trust on Mabena,,,,,,,LOL. he cant score to save his own life nje!!

No, TP Mazembe have you ever heard of something called agents (Players Managers): We dont really need to speak to you, the agent will when the time is right.

Eish Mabhakabhaka is Screamer doing his JOB guys????
KC OUR RELIGION
posted: 10:08 am
But still they owe Dynamos 100 000 Zim dollars they defaulted on last Month installment, how on earth are going to afford Kalaba..
Koool
posted: 10:08 am
Dis player is coming to the African ChampionsX2...there is no doubt about this, both clubs chairmans want to keep this deal secret, he will play in the group stages for The Sea Robbers!!!



UP THE BUCS...
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 10:09 am
Helo Mr Kalaba I just wana make u know dat champ-marapo, king, mininzela, nebo and anti-zebra said u gonna be unveiled together with Awal just befor the end of afcona, Watch they'll kidnap u these hypocrits.

K4L : let's hear
Hubhu
posted: 10:10 am
Talking about egg in the face for Pirates fans who were jumping with joy when they heard news of Kalaba joining their team. Shame players are not signed via the media.
El Kampion
posted: 10:12 am
I will rather wait for Kalaba even if it takes 5 years than to sign a goalkeeper that failed trials at Swallows,Wits and @ Bucs
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