Orlando Pirates to HIJACK Kaizer Chiefs’ bid for Chippa United star?

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According to reports, Soweto giants Orlando Pirates will use their strong ties with Chippa United to lure a key player to the club after a deal with Kaizer Chiefs fell through.

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The Buccaneers are looking to holster their striker stocks following a disappointing campaign in front of goal this DStv Premiership season in which they have scored just 28 goals in 27 matches to date.

The Chilli Boys’ Bienvenu Eva Nga is believed to have emerged as a top target for the Soweto giants.

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According to Soccer Laduma, Cameroon’s Eva Nga and Amakhosi were unable to agree on personal terms.

AmaZulu are also in the picture, but it appears the Buccaneers could swoop in at the 11th-hour and land the 29-year-old forward.

Eva Nga has managed 10 goals in 26 DStv Premiership matches to date this season, despite his side’s league struggles.

Chippa United edging towards safety

The Gqeberha-based side, who are down in 13th place in the DStv Premiership standings, have managed a lowly 20 goals in total, half of which Eva Nga has scored.

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Despite their troubles, Chippa United are edging towards safety this season.

Their final three matches are, incredibly, against the only three teams below them in the current standings!

Saturday, 7 May v Baroka FC (H) – 15:00

Saturday, 14 May v Swallows (A) – 15:00

Saturday, 21 May v TS Galaxy (H) – 15:00

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As reported by The South African website, Chippa United’s football administrator Morgan Mammila told Kickoff“You know in football anything is possible. You can say he’s going nowhere, but then you receive a lucrative offer.

“He still has a one-year extension option with us. We at Chippa United are comfortable with anything. If he is not going anywhere of course he is scoring, we will keep him. But if there are offers we will also listen to those offers.”

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