Dladla and Chiefs begin contract talks

A Goal source at the Naturena club has confirmed that there have been meetings between Dladla's agent and Chiefs since the start of the week
By Ernest Makhaya

Kaizer Chiefs have taken the first step towards securing the services of veteran midfielder Josta Dladla beyond June 2014.

Goal has exclusively been informed that the two parties - Dladla's representative and Chiefs - have had a series of meetings since the start of the week.

"Josta's agent (Steve Kapeluschnik) had numerous meetings with the club this week. Most definitely about Josta's contract, but it's too early to predict what's going to happen," the source told Goal.

It's not surprising that AmaKhosi are keen to extend Dladla's contract, as this was the case before it emerged that the former Mamelodi Sundowns player had allegedly tested positive for a banned stimulant - Methylhexaneamine.

There was a clear indication that Dladla will remain with Chiefs for at least another year, as he enjoys a good working relationship with coach Stuart Baxter.

The 34-year-old former Bafana Bafana winger hasn't kicked a ball for over five months, but he will return to the field as soon as AmaKhosi's pre-season starts later this month. He will hope to be back to competitive football with the Soweto giants next season.

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