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New Kaizer Chiefs star reveals why he rejected Orlando Pirates! 

Kaizer Chiefs have gotten the early bragging rights over arch rivals Orlando Pirates, after beating them to the signs of three players including Pule Mmodi

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Mmodi was the subject of intense interest from both Chiefs and Pirates throughout the past two seasons with both clubs thought to be hot on his heels.

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The chase for the signing of Mmodi has been an interesting one before and during the current season. Now with the latest developments, it looks as if it will get even hotter a the end of the season. It was initially Chiefs who were thought to be leading the pursuit ahead of the campaign, with Amakhosi reportedly lining him up on a free. Those plans then hit a snag when Golden Arrows decided to trigger their one-year option on the player’s contract.

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That then ensured that any party interested in Mmodi would have to folk out a transfer fee, and that seemed to discourage Chiefs. As the season went by, strong rumours of Pirates coming in to hijack that move then started to surface. But as of last week it had been reported that the speedy winger has signed for Amakhosi, rejecting the Buccaneers in the process. 

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Now according to the Citizen Mmodi had some good reason for choosing Chiefs over Pirates. 

Mmodi chose Chiefs over Pirates for game time

“ Mmodi’s impressive form caught the attention of Chiefs rivals Orlando Pirates, who had expressed interest in signing him the previous year. He however opted against the move, reportedly citing concerns about potential competition and limited playing opportunities due to the big number of similar players in the Pirates squad.” Wrote the publication. 

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At Chiefs Mmodi will be competing with Ashley du Preez mainly for his favoured left wing position, as he is expected to be ahead of Kgaugelo Sekgota and Mduduzi Shabalala there. At Pirates, the picture gets more complicated as there are sometimes two strikers instead of wingers or a fluid front three. 

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