Orlando Pirates midfielder Mahlatse Makudubela has been loaned out to Chippa United, a team the Buccaneers seem to have a good working relationship with these days. Makudubela follows his former Bucs teammates Brighton Mhlongo and others who have joined the Chilli Boys in recent seasons.
South African football fans have, over the years, shown their love for their respective teams and players. They attend games, buy their beloved teams' merchandise and give their beloved stars nicknames!
Kaizer Chiefs' David Zulu is currently clubless after his contract with the Naturena-based side expired, and the club decided against renewing his deal. The former NFD player hardly featured for the Glamour Boys as he spent most of his time going back and forth between Chiefs and Chippa United.
Kaizer Chiefs are assessing the former Boca Juniors striker Jonathan Phillipe with the aim of signing him. The 29-year-old played for Agrotikos Asteras in the Greek Second Division last season, where he scored nine goals – including a hat-trick last month.
The trophy cabinet at Chloorkop is blooming at present as Mamelodi Sundowns have been a dominant force on both the local and continental stage. Masandawana will fight for a spot in the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League in September, when they face off against Wydad Casablanca.
Mamelodi Sundowns became the second South African team to win the CAF Champions League last season. The Brazilians are known in Mzansi for their carpet football, which is also known as Piano and Shoeshine (introduced by Stanley "Screamer" Tshabalala).
Orlando Pirates have had a number of great players who have donned the famous skull and bones badge. From the era when the Buccaneers won the prestigious CAF Champions League in 1995 to the double treble-winning team, Pirates will always remain a giant in South African football.