Chiefs target Letsoalo advised to move

Premiership

Orlando Pirates legend Jerry Sikhosana says Victor Letsoalo will need to move to a bigger club if he wants to be a household name in South African football.

Pirates are plotting to beat rivals Kaizer Chiefs to the in-form Letsoalo's signature to add firepower to their attack.

Both Soweto giants are believed to be in talks with the Bafana Bafana forward ahead of a potential move in the upcoming January transfer window.

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The 28-year-old has so far this season registered six goals and one assist for new boys Royal AM after ten matches played.

"Victor Letsoalo, yes, I can see what he's doing at Royal AM presently, and also with the national team he's doing well," Sikhosana tells Kickoff.com.

"I think he might do well, but you know sometimes football is cruel as you can predict a good player going to a big club, only to find that player fumbles or disappoints. Let's hope it won't be the same with Victor Letsoalo.

"If you want to be recognised, you need to make your mark at one of the big clubs. When supporters start talking about you, it means you're on the right track.

"I hope he can follow suit and become one of the best."

Sikhosana added that the effects of playing matches without fans at stadiums might be an advantage for players.

"But now my surprise is you've got players that don't have pressure," Sikhosana added.

"Because of Covid-19 and spectators not coming to games. I wish I had this opportunity because this is where you play good football, you have freedom because there is no pressure from the supporters.

"So when the supporters return, that's when they will feel the pinch of the supporters. That on its own is a challenge because you need to deal with the spectators in the stands before you can even concentrate on the game.

"So there are a lot of factors in this regard, you know. It's not just an easy feat to be a striker, especially if people are looking at you to come and score goals and do that kind of problem."

The Buccaneers might have a battle on their hands in securing the former Baroka FC and Bloemfontein Celtic man's signature, as his heart is believed to be set on a switch to Naturena.

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