Former Kaizer Chiefs defender committed to winning title with Wits

Lorenzo Gordinho may have been part of Kaizer Chiefs Premiership efforts this campaign, but he is now determined to pull the rug out from underneath his former teammates.

Gordinho was surplus to requirements at Naturena and was released with Kaizer Chiefs boss Ernst Middendorp eager to promote harmony in his squad by clearing out players who are unsettled at the club.

Wits determined to hunt down Kaizer Chiefs

The defender has joined Bidvest Wits, who are best placed to stop Kaizer Chiefs from winning their first PSL title in five years. The Clever Boys are fully fifteen points adrift, but their cup runs and involvement in Caf competition means they have four games in hand of the PSL pace-setters.

With the joint-most successful manager in PSL history, Gavin Hunt at the helm Wits will be a significant threat to Chiefs’ title tilt, and Gordinho has made it clear where his allegiance lies.

“Currently I would prefer Wits as that’s where I’m playing now,” Gordinho told KickOff.com when asked if he would be happy to see Chiefs lift the Premiership trophy.

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Bidvest Wits signed Lorenzo Gordhinho from Kaizer Chiefs in January 2020. Photo: Bidvest Wits/Twitter

Gordinho said that any edge Wits might have is purely theoretical because while they have games in hand Kaizer Chiefs already have the points on the board.

“It’s going to be tight, you know. We could look at it both ways. There could be an advantage [for Wits].

“You could say we have games in hand, you know, but on the other hand, yes, you could say we still have to get points in those games.

“So we as a team, we have to be sure and have everything in plan to get every single point in every game.”

Gordinho is moving into the prime of his career and is happy to have joined a team whom he feels are capable of challenging for major trophies. Wits won the title in 2017 under Hunt, and Gordinho feels they are set up to be successful despite competing against the Soweto Giants and Mamelodi Sundowns.

When asked if he thought Wits could challenge for the PSL title that Kaizer Chiefs are favoured to scoop Gordinho responded in the affirmative.

“Yes I think so. Ja if I’m given a chance I want to help the team, and that’s what I’m here to do you know,” Gordinho said.

“I want to be part of the team, to be a part of the squad and do my best so that the team can benefit. Ja no, I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.”

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