Bloemfontein Celtic managing director Ralli Ramabodu has
revealed that defender Justice Chabalala will return to Orlando Pirates at the
end of the season.
Phunya Sele Sele brought the 28-year-old in on loan in
January to provide cover for Ronald Pfumbidzai and Wandisile Letlabika, who
were both struck down by injuries.
The loan deal was made for six months, and Ramabodu has
confirmed that Chabalala's stay will not be prolonged past that initially
agreed upon time frame.
"We signed Chabalala on loan because we missed our
players such as Wandi (Letlabika) and Pfumbidzai. Wandisile is back and he's
playing now," Ramabodu told Isolezwe.
"We are looking to have Ronald back before the end of
the season. That means we don't have a place for Chabalala in the team.
"He will go back to Pirates at the end of the season as
per our agreement."
Chabalala has made five appearances for Celtic in all
competitions since joining on loan in January.
- TEAMtalk media