Justine Shonga of Orlando Pirates challenges Lorenzo Gordinho of Bloemfontein Celtic during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Bloemfontein Celtic on 04 April 2018 at Orlando Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by
Bertin Basson

Monday Aug 20, 2018. 13:00


Kaizer Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas has expressed his admiration for defender Lorenzo Gordinho as the Amakhosi continue their attempts to lure him back to Naturena.

Gordinho is currently on-loan at Siwelele, having joined the club as part of the deal that saw Kabelo Mahlasela head in the opposite direction in January this year.

The Glamour Boys, though, are eager to cut short Gordinho’s loan deal following a poor start to the 2018-19 season that is yet to yield a win for the club. Chiefs have yet to record a win after four matches and currently occupy 12th spot on the log standings.

In stark contrast, Celtic have made a roaring start to the season and have yet to concede a goal in 270 minutes of football. Gordinho has started every game for Steve Komphela’s men who are joint top of the league standings with three wins from three matches.

“I don’t want to speak too much about the issue of Lorenzo Gordinho, because at the moment he’s not a Kaizer Chiefs player,” Solinas said following his side’s goalless draw against 10-man Maritzburg this past weekend.

“I can say only one thing; me, I like Lorenzo Gordinho. For me he’s a very good player but at the moment he’s a Celtic player, so I don’t want to speak too much about Gordinho because I respect Celtic, the club and also Steve Komphela’s job.

“So for me he’s a very good player. The two clubs are talking and I don’t know. I’m hoping for a positive decision for us. Because, in my own opinion, he can help our team and our job.”


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