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Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates defender Thabo Matlaba may move overseas

Posted: 25 March 2013 Time: 14:22

Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates defender Thabo Matlaba has caught the interest of teams abroad.

According to a source close to the player, La Liga in Spain could be his next destination.

"A Spanish guy who has been involved with one of South African teams is great admirer of Thabo Matlaba and he is trying to hook him up with one of the teams in Spain.

"I know for a fact that there are also some enquiries from Germany," the source says.

Matlaba, who has been a revelation for Pirates this season, was named man of the match during the World Cup qualifier against Central African Republic on Saturday.

In a chat with, Matlaba says that he has not heard of any overseas interest in him yet.

"My agent has not told me about any interest from overseas. Maybe he still has to brief me about it when we meet later this week.

"I must say that if it's true, the interest from overseas is great because it’s every player's dream to play in Europe. I am still very happy at Pirates and want to continue to honour my contract with the team.

"But this is football and if the right offer comes around and Pirates give me their blessing, then why not move and face new challenges in Europe?"

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

Cosa Nostra (5Families)
posted: 02:26 pm
I hope this is not Kalaba style kind of a joke Editor
posted: 02:26 pm
Here goes the media killing the BOY!
Just leave Matlaba alone people!!!
mizo 10
posted: 02:27 pm
its jst rumours maan...even matlaba himself knws nothing bout it, poor malaga can sign this cow
posted: 02:27 pm
I think the same was said about Thuso Phala.Journalism at its worst or best????
Cosa Nostra (5Families)
posted: 02:28 pm
We must always be carefull of this website especially when they talk of a source which is not mentioned by name or the name of the said team.

posted: 02:28 pm
i hope its true cos u deserve it boy,an attacking defender like u deserve a chance to play abroad
posted: 02:30 pm
iKick Off icalile.... These editors just think of something and write to us as a story, there's no source niks lana!!!!
posted: 02:32 pm
oh boy, speculation has started already, poor guy's attention disturbed
posted: 02:32 pm
Eish why not let the boy play his football home?he wont make it in europe......
posted: 02:32 pm
Another joke. Period.
posted: 02:33 pm
Lies, lies and some more lies. sies!
Dr N
posted: 02:33 pm
If t true, i wish u al da best nd want 2 c u in spain matlaba
posted: 02:34 pm
"I must say that if it's true, the interest from overseas is great because it’s every player's dream to play in Europe".....

Except JALI ... Overseas is not his preference.
Al Kapitan'
posted: 02:35 pm
Best left back in the country! The Transformer
CJB Ramses III
posted: 02:36 pm
There are about 10 teams overseas that are of a slightly higher level than The Dream Team, and can afford our asking prices... if its neither of them, don't waste our time... the Spiritual owners won't agree on lousy transfers....

As for KickOff.... we know that is another one of your finder-finder attempts at a survey... just to check-out public perception & test the waters....

Enough with this type of journalism...
posted: 02:38 pm
Another joke. Period.
Super Green
posted: 02:39 pm
Look if there are rumours etc. out there about teams interested in him then I as a fan want to know....keep reporting on any rumours Kick Off I appreciate it.
posted: 02:39 pm
Mncim Yawn, Matlaba is not going to Europe and we all know it
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 02:43 pm
Next thing we will be told ukuthi that team is BARCELONA....

GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 02:44 pm
Jali was also in the path to EPL and Bundesliga
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