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Orlando Pirates eying Thanda Royal Zulu defender Ayabulela Konqobe

Posted: 27 December 2016 Time: 14:00

Orlando Pirates are keeping a close eye on Thanda Royal Zulu defender Ayabulela Konqobe according to AmaBhubesi coach Roger Sikhakhane.

Members of the Buccaneers technical team went to watch the former Ajax Cape Town defender when Thanda beat Cape Town All Stars 2-1  on the 12th of this month at Umhlathuze Sport Complex.

Konqobe, who joined Thanda at the start of the season, has been an ever present for Sikhakhane’s side as they maintained an unbeaten record in the National First Division this season.

Sikhakhane told this website that Orlando Pirates technical staff were in the stands to watch the player and believes that interest from such a big outfit is an indication they are doing something right at the club.

"They came to watch him here when we played Cape Town All Stars and it is also [bodes] well for the club that we're doing something right," Sikhakhane tells

"Konqobe’s a good boy and has done well for himself since we got him here. I hope he remains focused to help us on the course of this season as we want to challenge for the title this season."

This is second time that one of the Soweto giants has made the trek to the coast to watch a Thanda player with Chiefs having also scouted one of Sikhakhane's charges.

Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela and club football manager Bobby Motaung were present last month to watch in-form striker Mhlengi Cele when AmaBhubesi were playing neighbours AmaZulu.

Cele is one of the players that Chiefs are keeping tabs on as they earmark potential January signings.

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Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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