Baroka FC forward Evidence Makgopa has ruled himself out of a local transfer ending speculation around signing for Mamelodi Sundowns or Orlando Pirates.
Sundowns and Pirates were in a race for the signature Baroka FC forward star after his strong season for Baroka in the DStv Premiership campaign.
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Their interest peaked after Makgoba’s scintillating display for Bafana Bafana against Uganda.
Makgopa scored a brace off the bench and looked a threat whenever he touched the ball. He is a quality attacking player who would have added value to either side.
The newly capped Bafana player has caught the eye of big teams this season and peaked their interest with his excellent performance for the national side on Thursday.
“I like playing for Baroka and I think the only time I would leave is I move abroad. I think from Baroka I want to go abroad,” expressed Makgoba.
Makgoba has set his sights on a move abroad. He wants to follow in the footsteps of Zlatan Ibrahimović – the man he draws inspiration from.
“I admire a lot of international players. I don’t think there is anyone in Mzansi who motivates me that much,” stated Makgoba.
Makgoba could easily choose the ‘Buccaneers’ or the ‘Brazilians’ but is interested in a future abroad.
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This will disappoint both sets of fans after Sundowns and Pirates looked set to compete for the Bafana star. It is in his best interest, personally.
If Makgoba signs for an overseas franchise he would join the likes of Percy Tau and Benni McCarthy as South African forwards waving the flag overseas.