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Phakaaathi Reporter
1 minute read
16 Jan 2020
1:37 pm

Agent reveals why Gordinho joined Wits

Phakaaathi Reporter

Lorenzo Gordinho’s representative Mike Makaab has explained why the defender chose Bidvest Wits over Bloemfontein Celtic.

Lorenzo Gordinho (Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

Wits and Celtic were said to be interested in the defender who was deemed surplus to requirements at Chiefs, but he ended up signing for the Students.

“His family is based in Johannesburg and that’s why he wanted to remain in Johannesburg. Celtic were keen on a loan deal and it wasn’t an easy decision for Lorenzo. Remember, he had happy times during his spell with Bloemfontein Celtic and Max Tshabalala (the club’s chairman) wanted to have him back,” Makaab was quoted as saying by IOL.

“We spoke at length with Celtic, and Wits were keen on a permanent deal. They (Celtic) then realised that there was no chance that they could get him on a permanent deal. Lorenzo was keen to join Wits, which made it easy. The two clubs engaged and agreed on an early release and the deal was sealed.”

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