Majoro out of Chiefs contention

Lehlohonolo Majoro will not feature for Kaizer Chiefs for the rest of the season.

Kaizer Chiefs striker Lehlohonolo Majoro failed to secure a move to Orlando Pirates in the January transfer window. Picture:

JOHANNESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs General Manager Bobby Motaung does not expect Lehlohonolo Majoro to feature in the Kaizer Chiefs team for the rest of the season.

Majoro is currently training with the reserves at Chiefs following his failure to secure a move to Orlando Pirates in the January transfer window.

And with Chiefs challenging both on the continent and domestically, and having brought in striker Katlego Mphela from Sundowns, Motaung admits that Baxter is unlikely to be thinking about involving the player in first team affairs.

"It's unfortunate for him that he's in the situation that he's in. We won't destroy him; we'll try and help him. But in terms of planning, I don't think the coach will place much emphasis on planning his role in the team. His mind is somewhere else, not here."

Motaung has also admitted that the club is looking to secure the permanent signing of on-loan striker Knowledge Musona.

"The negotiations are ongoing. We are hoping to either buy him out of his contract or extend his loan."

New signing Mphela has admitted that the chance to play at Chiefs was one he could not turn down.

Mphela was also quick to dismiss speculation that there was a rift between him and Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane.

Despite not seeing much action on the pitch in recent times at Sundowns, Mphela says the two men have no problems with each other.

"I don't think anything went wrong. Pitso had his plans and maybe he wanted to see some new players. They bought a lot of players so maybe that was the reason. But there's no bad blood between Pitso and I, we're still good friends, and I'd like to thank him because he played a big role in my career."

Chiefs are in Premier Soccer League (PSL) action against SuperSport United on Wednesday and will be involved in 17 matches over the next two months.

Amakhosi captain Itumeleng Khune says the side is ready for the challenge that the schedule will throw at the team as they prepare for the CAF Champions League.

"We sat down as a team and discussed the importance of the next two months. We set ourselves goals, and hopefully we will execute those plans very well in the coming games. We know it's not going to be an easy next two months of our careers, but we have a good squad."