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Kapini closer to AmaZulu deal

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Warriors number one goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini is closer to sealing a move to South Africa Absa Premiership football club AmaZulu from Platinum Stars.

Platinum general manager Jason Raine confirmed to KickOff yesterday that Usuthu have indeed approached them and that they have started talks.

“It is true that AmaZulu have shown interest and they started talking to us last week,” he told KickOff.com.

“But for now I can’t say anything — it all depends if we reach an agreement. That will depend on whether we are happy with the transfer fee and if the player is happy to go there as well.”

However, KickOff.com can reveal that Stars are looking at Santos goalkeeper Tshepo Motsoeneng as a possible replacement for Kapini, though Raine would neither confirm nor deny this.

Motsoeneng’s current deal with Santos expires at the end of next season.

“We will speak to the coach as to who he wants to sign. So until we reach that agreement with the coach, I can’t say anything now. I don’t think Santos will be prepared to let him (Motsoeneng) leave them,” Raine added.

Kapini has a contract valid until June 30 2013, but has expressed his desire to seek fresh challenges at AmaZulu and has left his managers at Prosport International to do a deal.

He was in goal for the Warriors when they beat Mali 2-1 in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at Rufaro Stadium on June 5 after taking over the number one jersey from Washington Arubi.

Kapini made his debut at Platinum on March 13 2007 against Thanda Royal Zulu in a game that ended 0-0 and featured two former Warriors internationals Bekithemba Ndlovu and Joel Luphahla. Ndlovu is back at Highlanders while Luphahla has since joined Caps United.

—Kickoff/Sports Reporter

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