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Magesi’s hopes of permanent Wonderboy Makhubu deal crushed

Newly promoted DStv Premiership side Magesi FC’s hopes of a permanent deal for their 2023/24 top goal scorer Wonderboy Makhubu have been crushed.

FARPost can reveal that his parent club, Sekhukhune United, refused to sell him. Babina Noko recalled the striker after a successful loan spell at Magesi FC, where he played a pivotal role in their Motsepe Foundation Championship triumph and promotion to the DStv Premiership.

The 27-year-old centre forward was present as Sekhukhune began its pre-season preparations in Johannesburg. His agent, Pontsho Madumo of Cream Sports Management, confirmed the development to FARPost

“It was great to see Wonder Makhubu excel last season, helping Magesi FC secure promotion to the DStv Premiership,” Madumo said. His performance proves he has the goal-scoring ability needed at the top level.

“I’m eager to see him make his mark at Sekhukhune United and potentially earn a Bafana Bafana national team call.”

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Makhubu, who joined Sekhukhune in July 2022, struggled for game time in his first season, making only six appearances without scoring. However, his loan move to Magesi FC in the 2023/24 season proved a turning point in his career. The versatile forward, who can also function on either wing, flourished in the second tier, contributing 11 goals and eight assists.


Magesi FC was keen to secure Makhubu’s services permanently, but Sekhukhune United refused to sell and instead chose to bring him back into the fold. 

The decision comes after Sekhukhune released Ghanaian forward Michael Sarpong and signed Congolese striker Andy Boyeli. Makhubu faces stiff competition for a starting spot, with Boyeli and veteran striker Chibuike Ohizu vying for the same position.

However, his impressive performances during his loan spell suggest he is ready to make his mark in the DStv Premiership. Before joining Sekhukhune United, Makhubu played for the University of Pretoria, Magesi, and Baroka FC. 

His return to Sekhukhune marks a new chapter in his career, and fans will be eager to see if he can replicate his goal-scoring form in the top flight. Meanwhile, Babina Noko looks set to name their new coach over the weekend.

The club was eyeing Morena Ramoreboli, whose contract with Jwaneng Galaxy expires in a few days. However, the Free State-born mentor rejected the offer.

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