Mthembu's imminent move to Chiefs angers Dikwena

A Platinum Stars official tells Goal that the club expected Mthembu to extend his contract with them, and they're surprised to hear that he's joining Chiefs
By Ernest Makhaya

Goal can confirm that Platinum Stars are not too pleased with Siphelele Mthembu, who is on the verge of joining Kaizer Chiefs.

Mthembu reportedly promised the club at the end of last season that he will renew his contract when they report for pre-season training today (Monday), but the Rustenburg outfit is shocked to learn that he's on his way to Chiefs.

"We have an option to renew his contract, and he told us not to take it at the end of last season, but promised that he is staying and he will extend his stay when we return from the holidays," the official told Goal.

"We were surprised to learn that he has agreed terms with Chiefs. He should have told us all about his desired move. We wouldn't have blocked that move if that's what he was scared of.

"Our players need to be as professional as they claim to be when it comes to transfers, because this is really uncalled for," added the Dikwena official.

The 26-year-old Mthembu will make his return to Naturena six years after his initial move was blocked by AmaKhosi rivals Orlando Pirates, whom he ended up playing for before being sent out on loan to Bloemfontein Celtic.

Mthembu is yet to finalise his move to the Soweto giants, according to our sources, but negotiations with Chiefs are at an advanced stage.

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