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Letsoalo: Royal AM's Zondo Insists Pirates Target Not For Sale Amid Reports Of Transfer Request

In spite of as of late marking three strikers in Samir Nurkovic, Ruzaigh Gamildien and Andre de Jong, Thwihli Thwahla need to keep the Bafana star.

New Royal AM lead trainer Khabo Zondo has clarified that the club won't sell Victor Letsoalo in the midst of interest from Orlando Pirates.

Kaizer Chiefs were confounded after Royal put a heavy R20 million sticker price on the Bafana global halfway through the new 2021-22 season.

Late reports have shown Letsoalo has turned in an exchange demand as he hopes to drive a transition to the Buccaneers who have been in converses with Thwihli Thwahla in regards to his services.

Nonetheless, Zondo, who as of late supplanted Malawian strategist John Maduka at the Durban-based club, demanded that they can't stand to lose their charm.

"As a mentor, I can't let Letsoalo go. I will be glad to have a player like him in the crew. He's a vital figure in the group.," Zondo said on Sowetan.

"Assuming you take a gander at the quantity of objectives that he's scored as of late, you'll comprehend the reason why each mentor might want to work with him."

Letsoalo was the most elevated scoring South African player in the PSL this previous term as he completed as the second-best top-scorer with 15 objectives, seven behind Golden Boot champ Peter Shalulile of Mamelodi Sundowns.

Zondo made sense of that they need to keep the 29-year-old marksman with the club set to contend in four rivalries specifically, the PSL, Nedbank Cup, MTN8 and Caf Confederation Cup in the forthcoming 2022-23 season.

"We really must recognize the way that we're going to the Confed Cup. We'll play so many matches and we'll require that profundity in staff to contend decently," he added.

"Thus, we really want each striker that we have. Take a gander at a group like Sundowns, what number of players do they have? Numerous in light of the fact that they play many games.''

Letsoalo is as yet contracted to Royal until June 2023.


Source: https://www.goal.com/en-za/news/letsoalo-royal-am-zondo-insists-orlando-pirates-target-not-for-sale-amid-reports-of-transfer-request/bltb3d28c54ccf38a03

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