Stellenbosch FC defender Zitha Macheke has responded to reports linking him with a move to Kaizer Chiefs.
Macheke has been one of the standout right-backs in the DStv Premiership this season and says that he would be open to joining Amakhosi as it means he would be returning home, having been born in Meadowlands, Soweto.
Macheke has made 26 appearances in all competitions for the Winelands side this season.
“I’ve been linked with Kaizer Chiefs for how many years now?” the 28-year-old asked when queried by Kickoff.
“There’s been smoke for the past three years now, and this has been the longest smoke I’ve ever seen (laughs).”
“Let’s just use ‘might’ because I’m unable to confirm something that’s not true and that does not make sense.
“Personally, I have not spoken to Chiefs, and I have not spoken to anyone from Kaizer Chiefs.
“The only thing I can confirm is my remaining contract includes an option for an additional year at Stellenbosch.
“The club has already decided to exercise that option, that’s what I know.
“If that happens, it could be Chiefs or any team that is good for me then I would do it.”
Macheke remained coy, suggesting Orlando Pirates could also be an option.
“It’s not about Chiefs only, but even if it’s Orlando Pirates I’d be open to going.
“As long as I’m home in Joburg, even if it’s Sekhukhune, I would go because I will be home.
“If it meets my terms and makes sense to me, then I don’t have a reason not to go,” Macheke concluded.