Sangweni in talks with Pirates over a new deal

Sangweni is one of the senior players in the current Bucs squad, and he's almost definitely going to stay at the club beyond the expiry of his contract in June 2014
By Ernest Makhaya

Orlando Pirates defender Siyabonga Sangweni is currently negotiating with the club to extend his contract beyond June 2014, his agent Mike Makaab confirmed to Goal.

Goal reported a few weeks ago that Sangweni is likely to stay at Bucs following his recovery from a long term Achilles tendon injury, and the Soweto giants have now opened talks with the veteran defender.

"We are at present discussing this with the club (Pirates)," Makaab told Goal.

However, it is at this stage unknown how long the club are willing to keep Sangweni for, as the contract negotiations are still ongoing.

The 32-year-old former Golden Arrows central defender has coach Vladimir Vermezovic's backing and he has at times skippered the Buccaneers in the absence of Lucky Lekgwathi.

Vermezovic signed a three year deal with Bucs in February, but Sangweni is unlikely to be offered a three-year extension due to his age although anything is possible at this stage.

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