Pretoria Callies Mthembu’s deal imminent?

Former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs striker Siphelele Mthembu is training with the Motsepe Foundation Championship side Pretoria Callies and the player could sign a deal shortly, ThisIsFootball.Africa has learnt.

The Tshwane outfit has been struggling to score goals in the first half of the season due to lack of a strike force. In the first 12 league games, Callies have lost eight, drawn two and won only two matches.

Mthembu, 35, has been a free agent since parting ways with AmaZulu in June this year could end up in Pretoria to help the team, should coach Kwanele Kopo and management decide positively.

Shaka Zulu, as he’s affectionately known in football circles, last kicked a ball in the 2021/2022 season at Usuthu. He only played 19 games, and unfortunately scored no goals in those appearances.

And amid the fresh uncertainty of Mthembu’s future, this publication has been reliably informed that Callies are currently in talks with the striker as they intend to add him into their squad.

“He has been training with the squad this week and coach Kopo seems to have been impressed with him,” an insider whispered ThisIsFootball.Africa.

“As you know that they were struggling to score goals before the World Cup and they are trying to beef up the squad because they are not in a good position on the table.

“Anything can happen, he might sign the contract this coming week or end up not signing at all. It will depend on how the talks go. But with his experience, it’s looks possible for him to join the club, but they are currently talking.”

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Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Siphelele Mthembu during his times at Amakhosi. Photo – Kaizer Chiefs.