Kaizer Chiefs yet to discuss contracts with players

The PSL defending champions are not in any hurry to extend their players’ contracts, but that should be sorted before the end of this year


By Ernest Makhaya

Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that they haven’t started contract negotiations with any of their players whose contracts come to an end next June.

Speaking to Goal, Chiefs corporate communications manager Vina Maphosa said that it is too early for the club to open discussions about the renewal of contracts.

“It is too early to start talking about the contracts. No player has been offered a new deal yet, but that will be done when the time is right. Even the coach [Stuart Baxter] hasn’t signed anything yet,” Maphosa told Goal.

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The contracts of Siyabonga Nkosi, Lehlohonolo Majoro, Willard Katsande and Josta Dladla will expire at the end of the current season, and the quartet can negotiate with the club of their choices in January.

However, Chiefs are unlikely to leave it that late especially with their Caf Champions League campaign starting around March.

Majoro was reported to have refused to sign an extension with Chiefs, but his agent Tim Sukazi has since rubbished those reports, confirming that Chiefs are yet to offer Majoro an improved deal.

“I will only hear from Chiefs when they are ready to discuss it, but there hasn’t been anything,” Sukazi told Goal.

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