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Bucs Official Clears The Air On Shitolo's Chippa Snub

Why Shitolo Chose Arrows

by Mazola Molefe

Jul 11, 2019 06:25 PM

Tags: Gladwin Shitolo Golden Arrows Chippa United Orlando Pirates Floyd Mbele

Orlando Pirates have sought to clear the air on what has been widely reported as a show of defiance by one of their players following a proposed loan deal.

Gladwin Shitolo was meant to return to Chippa United for the upcoming 2019/20 season having spent the last six months there, but the defender – despite the Buccaneers confirming the agreement – instead showed up at Golden Arrows.

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“I think it is important to note that the club’s decision is made in consultation with the technical team and they believed that the player would continue to do well if he returns to Chippa seeing as he started every game there while he was on loan for the second half of the previous season,” Pirates football administrator Floyd Mbele explained to the Siya crew a day after the club confirmed Shitolo would indeed move to KwaZulu-Natal for another spell on loan.

“The player then opted to go to Arrows, where he spent a fruitful season before and felt he could continue to grow there.”  

The numbers don’t lie – Shitolo managed 32 appearances in all competitions for Arrows and contributed with five goals during the 2015/16 season. Clinton Larsen was the coach then prior to his move to Chippa earlier this year.

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Jul 14, 2019 08:54 AM

That's the rampant interference by Floyd Mbhele n his notorious accomplice which is stabilizing our team hw did Floyd deliberate on technical matters boggles me.Floyd Mbhele is a curse I could foreseen miserable years looming whn OPfc re-appointed that failure

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Jul 12, 2019 09:37 AM

We are glad to see him choosing our team again and i remember asking him at the end of that season with us if he was coming back and he said his team will decide his fate,as they say the rest is history.

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Jul 12, 2019 09:04 AM

@busisiwejojo Hey we a we are talkind soccer here not witch craft go talk that somewhere else. This is not an advertising platform for with craft.

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