Shabba's agent on Chiefs return talk


The agent of Siphiwe Tshabalala has commented on speculation that the Kaizer Chiefs legend is set for a return to Naturena when football resumes in South Africa.

Tshabalala, 35, has been a free agent since leaving Turkish outfit BB Erzurumspor in July last year after they were relegated from the Super Lig.

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And after a prolonged spell out of the game, rumours have emerged in local media that the two-time Absa Premiership winner, who spent 11 years with Amakhosi, is set for an unexpected return.

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However, his agent Jazzman Mahlakgane has denied talks have opened but admitted he can't confirm nor deny whether the club is considering a move for his client.

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"No, we haven't spoken to them, even before the COVID-19 lockdown there was no communication from Kaizer Chiefs," Mahlakgane tells

"There's no way that [talks] could start now, whatever that rumour is [about Tshabalala] it's unfounded and not true.

"At the end of the day one of the things that becomes very difficult [to comment on] is that if someone from inside [Chiefs] had internal discussions and someone is trying to be clever and let it out. It just hasn't reached me or Shabba at the moment.

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"If there is talk within the club about Shabba, it's not reached us. From where I'm sitting I have not spoken to anyone at Chiefs."

The 91-time capped Bafana Bafana winger won eight trophies in his spell at Chiefs after joining the club from Free State Stars in 2007.