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Tim Sukazi tells Goal that the future of Tlou Segolela is in Pirates’ hands, but says the delay has got nothing to do with money

Orlando Pirates midfielder Tlou Segolela could still extend his contract with the club despite ongoing media reports that he might leave Bucs.

Segolela’s agent Tim Sukazi told Goal that there are certain clauses that Pirates are not willing to abide within the new contract offered by Pirates to his client.

He also rubbished reports suggesting that Segolela’s high salary demands might be the stumbling block, but Sukazi could not go into the details of the new contract.

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“Segolela hasn’t asked for millions. Yes, he agreed to stay [in principle] and that is why we have not been negotiating with any team besides Pirates.

“Pirates want to him to stay, but there are certain things that need to be agreed upon before the player can sign and Pirates have not agreed to.”

“However, I can confirm it is not about money whatsoever. Not about money at all,” Sukazi told Goal.

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The 25-year-old Segolela was dropped for Pirates’ Caf Champions League encounter against AC Leopards this past weekend, and Sukazi said the player will only sign once his demands are met by the club.

“He didn’t have a problem with being dropped out of the team, but he would have liked to play like any other player. Of course he doesn’t have a contract, as we are still negotiating.

“But he will only sign once they agree to our terms. It’s all in Pirates’ hands at the moment and I don’t know how long this will take,” added Sukazi.

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Meanwhile, Pirates have confirmed the signing of the 20-year-old defender Beranger Itoua from Congo, though coach Roger de Sa said he is not ready yet.

“Itoua signed for us. He’s done the job, but he still battles with the language obviously,” confirmed De Sa.

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