Kaizer Chiefs defender Sibusiso Mabiliso is expected to leave the Glamour Boys before the transfer window closes next month.

SABC Sport has it on good authority that Swallows FC have shown interest in the junior international, with talks between the two clubs believed to be ongoing, but sources have indicated that Mabiliso could be heading out of Naturena either way.

This follows hot on the heels of Chiefs signing Edmilson Dove on Thursday, announcing that the Mozambique star, who arrived two weeks ago for an assessment, has signed a two-year contract with an option to extend for a further two seasons.

Information gathered by the public broadcaster’s sports desk suggests Amakhosi have no room for Mabiliso, considering his lack of game time and the fact that Reeve Frosler has been used at left-back, while there is Sifiso Hlanti as well as Dove.

Mabiliso, an exciting young prospect while at AmaZulu and part of last year’s U23 Olympic Games squad in Japan, made the big move to Chiefs at the start of the 2021/22 season but has struggled with injuries as he managed only six appearances.

It is understood that Swallows are keen to add him to their list of signings to strengthen their left-back options, with Pentjie Zulu out injured over the next several weeks after he was stretchered off in the 3-2 win over Cape Town City on Tuesday.

The Dube Birds have a good relationship with Chiefs in the transfer market and recently concluded a deal for three players – Dillan Solomons, George Matlou and Kamohelo Mahlatsi – to move to Naturena.

According to sources, Amakhosi are giving Swallows first option to sign Mabiliso but the player’s agent argued the process was not that simple when asked by SABC Sport for the latest regarding her client.

“Look Mazola, we’ve had discussions and meetings about this over the past two days with the club. Nothing has been finalised or set in stone, there is a process to these kinds of conversations,” explained Basia Michaels of QT Sports.

“There are building blocks with these kinds of things, we can’t put the cart before the horse, it has to be dealt with some small step at a time and the conclusion of one step will essentially determine the next. Our meetings have yielded no resolution.”

With the player’s contract set to run until June 2024, she said she’s yet to hear from Chiefs or Swallows about the proposed transfer.

“The news that Swallows are interested is new to me, as no one from Swallows has uttered or even whispered a word of what you are saying to me.

We are letting the process unfold as my young chap does need to play football and get back to his best to ensure we see him in the national team,” added Michaels.


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