'No pre-contract between Majoro and Pirates'
Lehlohonolo Majoro's agent says rumours of a pre-contract agreement with Orlando Pirates are false.
JOHANNESBURG - Lehlohonolo Majoro has not signed a pre-contract agreement with Orlando Pirates, the player's agent Tim Sukazi has confirmed.
Majoro was expected to move to Supersport United from Kaizer Chiefs, but now the club has pulled out of a deal, with speculation it was because Majoro had already signed a pre-contract deal with Pirates.
Sukazi says no deal has been struck with Pirates.
"The rumour about him having signed a pre-contract with Pirates last year is completely false. Pirates would not engage in such behaviour. This is just a rumour, but it has been perpetrated because Majoro is a high-profile player and Pirates are a high-profile brand."
Majoro is still with training with Chiefs as he makes a decision on his next move.
Sukazi admits that Chiefs has given them permission to negotiate with any club they want, after Majoro was initially involved in a swap deal involving George Maluleka.
"The only man who holds the key to his future is Majoro himself. Chiefs have been very good to us in that they allowed us leeway to engage with whoever he may want to join. So if it's Pirates, so be it. If it's Supersport or anybody else, Kaizer Chiefs are very open about engaging in discussions with the interested club."
Sukazi is hopeful that a decision about Majoro's future will be made by the end of the week.
"It's a bit of an adjustment for any player to leave a club like Kaizer Chiefs. That has caused him to think deeply about it before doing anything. I do think though that he will have decided on his future in the next 24 to 48 hours."