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HomeSouth African SoccerOrlando Pirates REJECT Zakhele Lepasa’s overseas offer, hurting former Kaizer Chiefs coach! 

Orlando Pirates REJECT Zakhele Lepasa’s overseas offer, hurting former Kaizer Chiefs coach! 

Orlando Pirates are in search for a new striker to bolster their attack, but they also have a few strikers they need to make a decision on. 

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Besides those already at the club and struggling, there are the likes of Lepasa who were sent out on loan by Pirates to SuperSport United

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Lepasa had initially seemed like he made a good move, joining SuperSport from Pirates, as he started getting regular game time. Towards the end of the season though, his minutes for Gavin Hunt’s side. That fact is what seemed to perplex Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos who has made it no secret that he is an admirer of the player. 

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Broos has both waxed lyrical about Lepasa’s ability, as well as walking the talk by selecting him and giving him the confidence to lead the line for Bafana Bafana. He has not disappointed him with the player scoring three goals in three starts now for national team. That form showing what he can do when playing for a coach that backs him. That seems to have not always been the case under Jose Riveiro at Pirates.

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Just as this publication had reported that Lepasa was set for a return to the Pirates squad next season, it now seems as if that plan could be derailed. This is because the player seems to not only have found possible suitors in South Africa, but beyond the borders of the country. Straight after that, SABC Sport reported news of an overseas offer indeed coming through for the marksman, but the Buccaneers made a swift decision on that. 

Pirates reject Baxter’s Helsingborgs IF’s approach for Lepasa

“Stuart Baxter has confirmed interest to lure Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana forward Zakhele Lepasa to Sweden. But the Helsingborgs IF coach told SABC Sport the move was now off following talks with the Buccaneers as the Soweto giants feel the striker could be a key part of their squad next season.” Wrote the above mentioned publication. 

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Helsingborgs IF are a giant club in Sweden, who’s star has fallen rapidly over the years. They now find themselves in the second tier of Swedish football. They have since tasked former Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter to bring them back to the topflight. 

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