Kaizer Chiefs have showed more determination in keeping their stars in Naturena longer, and have opened contract negotiations with midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane and striker Bernard Parker.
The two influential players were part of the Bafana Bafana squad that reached the quarterfinals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. There were fears that Parker might spark overseas interest during the tournament and ended up leaving Amakhosi as a free agent when his existing contract expires at the end of the season.
“It is true that team is negotiating new deals with (Bernard) Parker and Yeye (Letsholonyane). We gave them time to focus on Afcon, and this is the right time for the negotiations,” revealed an insider.
The Bafana duo are expected to be offered a two-year extension that will see them play for Chiefs at least until 2015. The news would not come as a surprise to Amakhosi fans who have seen what the two players have offered this season.
Bernard Parker has regained his form this season, scoring 9 league goals for Chiefs including 4 against Amazulu in the first league game of the 2012/13 season back in August.
Reneilwe Letsholonyane has beyond any doubt, established himself as an integral member of the Glamour Boys over the past few years, and Chiefs fans would be relieved that Yeye is staying, despite rumours that Sundowns are keeping an eye on the dreadlocked midfielder.