SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews has explained why the club decided to acquire the services of Kudakwashe Mahachi from Orlando Pirates.
Mahachi was with the Buccaneers for one season before he was signed by Matsatsantsa, making 19 appearances in all competitions for the Buccaneers last term.
He could not get into the starting line-up regularly, as the likes of Vincent Pule and Luvuyo Memela were ahead of him in the team.
“First of all with Boateng going, Bash [Onismor Bhasera] is our only recognised left back, which means Aubrey [Modiba] might have to spend a little bit more time at left back this season, in which case it’s good to have another attacking option like Mahachi,” Matthews tells KickOff.com.
“At the time same time Aubrey is a player we feel has the capacity to go play overseas, so we wanted to be ahead of the game in a way to say if Mahachi comes in and does well, when we lose Aubrey it’s not going to be so terrible for the team because Mahachi would have already come in and shown what he can do and that he can pick up the goals and assists that Aubrey contributes. That’s our thinking over there.”