Khoza: Why Rakhale was loaned out

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Thabo Rakhale
  • Post published:December 22, 2017

Orlando Pirates boss Irvin Khoza has revealed why Thabo Rakhale was shipped off to Chippa United on a loan deal and suggested that the winger could return to the Soweto giants.

Pirates confirmed a swap deal with the Chilli Boys that saw Rakhale move to Teboho Moloi’s outfit, while defensive duo Diamond Thopola and Phetso Maphanga head to the Mayfair-based outfit.

‘Football is not about how many tricks you did but it is about goals scored and goals created,’ Khoza told Independent Media.

‘Rakhale holds the ball for so long while the likes of [Thamsanqa] Gabuza are making runs in the box.

‘You need to take on players like Thabo Qalinge and Luvuyo Memela do. I think Chippa United’s style of play will suit Rakhale. We gave him the chance.

‘It is not the end of him at Pirates. He is on loan at Chippa which means we can bring him back if he does well,’ he concluded.

Moloi revealed his excitement at the prospect of linking up with the player known as Jomo in the footballing fraternity.

‘I know how to get the best out of Jomo. I have a good relationship with him. I’ve known him for a long time, since his days with Sivutsa.

‘He is a very good footballer. You don’t need to give him a lot of instructions. You just have to give him freedom and guide him,’ he concluded.

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