Kaizer Chiefs appear to be closing in on AmaZulu midfielder Siyethemba Sithebe after the Durban-based outfit’s latest decision.
Usuthu president Sandile Zungu has confirmed that talks of a possible conntract extension between the club and Sithebe have ended.
Zungu further revealed that Sithebe may have worn the AmaZulu jersey for the last time after he rejected the club’s offer to extend his stay.
Zungu added that AmaZulu may decide to keep Sithebe so that he continues to train and honour his contract or loan him out for the remainder of the season.
And while talk of a possible move to Chiefs continues to do the rounds in the media, Zungu said he didn’t know where Sithebe will be going.
SITHEBE MIGHT NOT WEAR AMAZULU JERSEY AGAIN
“Yes, Sithebe and his contract situation, which ends in June this year, will definitely be not be extended,” Zungu tells KickOff.
“Clearly, he is not happy to stay at the club, and we respect that.
“As to where he’s going, I don’t know.”
“We are resigned to the fact that talks with AmaZulu have ended, and his contract will not be extended.
“To the AmaZulu faithful, they will probably not see Sithebe wearing an AmaZulu jersey in a competitive match again.
“We have Nedbank Cup fixtures, Champions League, and we have ten league fixtures to play until the end of the season, and he will most likely not feature in any one of them.
“We may actually keep him in the team, he may train like everyone else, or we may loan him out.
“We are of a view that he’s not committed to the team beyond his term of contract, which we respect.
“Sithebe has done wonders for the team, and we are very grateful for his contribution thus far, and he’s a true professional, and we have nothing but praise for him.
“We’re just disappointed he can’t be with the team for a longer time,” concluded Zungu.