Kaizer Chiefs and Swallows FC are close to finalising a double-loan deal for Darrel Matsheke and Lebohang Lesako from AmaKhosi, KickOff.com understands.
23-year-old Matsheke and 22-year-old Lesako are set to spend a season with the Dube Birds in hopes of getting more experience in the top flight as Swallows look to establish a fresher squad for the upcoming campaign, subject to final agreements.
Both players are graduates of Kaizer Chiefs’ development team and recently returned from successful loan spells at Uthongathi FC.
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Swallows did not have the best of seasons and only narrowly avoided relegation. The two added options from Naturena will go a long way in replenishing the Swallows squad ahead of an expected mass exodus of its older players.
Last season, the Dube Birds struggled to accommodate what club Chairman David Mogashoa called a 'bloated squad' with 'unhappy players' and the club is now understood to be aiming for a smaller, younger squad.
Sources close to the deal have said it's almost at the finish line and an announcement is imminent.
"Nothing is set in stone but it’s almost a done deal and just a matter of final agreements before an official announcement is made so that the boys can get started," the source told KickOff.com.
AmaKhosi and Swallows have enjoyed a fruitful working relationship tracing back to the successful transfer of 2020/21 Dstv Premiership Defender of the Season Njabulo Ngcobo, and more recently, the trio of Dillan Solomons, Kamohelo Mahlatsi and George Matlou.