Head to Head: Who Reigns Supreme Between Kaizer Chiefs’ Basomboli And Orlando Pirates’ Marou
During the recent transfer window, both of the Soweto giants strengthened their striking departments. However, the question remains: which club made the better signing?
Christian Basomboli Saile and Souaibou Marou are both potential debutants in the upcoming match, which is considered the biggest game in South African football. Basomboli has already established himself as a regular player for Kaizer Chiefs, while Marou made his debut for Orlando Pirates last weekend against Maritzburg United.
Where did they come from
Christian Basomboli Saile was signed by Kaizer Chiefs from Zambian Super League club Nchanga Rangers. He caught the eye of coach Arthur Zwane during a trial stint at the club in December of last year.
Meanwhile, Souaibou Marou was bought by Orlando Pirates from Cameroonian champions Coton Sport for a fee of approximately R3.4 million. There were also rumors linking him to a move to German club Armenia Bielefeld.
Both Basomboli and Marou, who are 22 years old, have been club captains at their previous teams and share several similarities on the pitch.
They are left-footed players known for their explosive speed and ability to take on defenders on the flanks. Additionally, they have the tendency to cut inside to take shots or make passes to their teammates.
Furthermore, they can also play as center-forwards due to their physicality and ability to hold up the ball.