Kaizer Chiefs player almost signed for Orlando Pirates


One of Kaizer Chiefs’ newest players had his mind set on signing for Orlando Pirates but changed his mind at the last minute because of Gavin Hunt.

Brandon Peterson had his mind made up – he was going to sign for and join Pirates.

The former Amakhosi, however, convinced him to sign for Chiefs instead. Peterson emerged as a star in the PSL playing fort eh now defunct Bidvest Wits. He decided to become a free agent instead of joining Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM).

This sparked massive interest from the likes of Pirates, Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns. Peterson decided on joining the Bucs until Hunt intervened.

“I was set on going to Orlando Pirates, I had a guy come to my house and we spoke and contracts and everything then-coach Gavin called me and obviously he wanted me at Kaizer Chiefs but they had the [transfer] ban”, stated Peterson

“We were waiting for the verdict, they got it and Chiefs couldn’t sign any players, the season went past, coach Gavin left and coach Stuart came in”.

“And in that few weeks, I worked with coach Lee Baxter and he was impressed and keen on keeping me there. So when coach Stuart came in, he was impressed, that was it, they decided to keep me,” Peterson explained.


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