Luphahla looking for a loan move


The speedy right midfielder, who has not kicked a ball since March last year, says such a move would enable him to regain the form that made him one of Stars’ most feared players prior to his injury.

However, the 30-year-old Zimbabwean international is the first to admit that such a move is unlikely as most local topflight teams have filled their quota of foreign players.

“I cannot wait to don my boots again and revive my career. A loan move will do the prospects of that a lot of good. I would be pleased if such a move could materialise,” the pencil slim attacking midfielder tells

“Most teams have exhausted their quota of foreign players and the way I see it is that Orlando Pirates is one of my most realistic options. I fancy joining up with Owen da Gama at Bucs, but I do not foresee management consenting to that.”

The Bulawayo-born midfielder will take no further part in the Tycoons’ campaign for the remainder of the 2007/08 as he was not registered during the transfer window period. But he has extended his stay at the Rustenberg outfit by a year and Stars will only consider him for selection next season.

Luphahla has spent the past 11 months on the sidelines after a collision with Jomo Cosmos goalkeeper Abisai Shiningayamwe in a 2006/07 league match that left him nursing two fractures in his leg and his shin detached at the knee.