Absa Premiership

Hachi joins Chippa on loan from Masandawana

2018-01-18 08:53
Fares Hachi.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed that Algerian defender Fares Hachi has been loaned out to Chippa United for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.

Hachi has seemingly departed Chloorkop to make way for the arrival of fellow left-back Siyabonga Zulu, who joined Sundowns from Platinum Stars. The 28-year-old struggled for playing time this season and has made just three starts in the Premiership for the Brazilians. 

Nonetheless, coach Pitso Mosimane has explained why the decision was taken to let the El Biar-born star leave, saying: "Fares did not struggle so much. 

"Offensively he has an edge on Langer [Tebogo Langerman], but defensively Langer comes out quicker with the speed because we play with the fullbacks that go out, so Langer ticked that box. 

"Sometimes it takes time for a player to adjust. It took Leo (Leonardo Castro) a lot of time. It took Sibusiso Vilakazi a year to get there. 

"Also you don’t want to have a lot of foreigners on the bench because you are killing local talent. When you bring a foreigner it must be something that we don’t have."

Sundowns will be aiming to extend their lead at the top of the Absa Premiership table when they host the struggling Platinum Stars in a league clash at Loftus Versveld Stadium on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 18:00.

 

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