Platinum Stars confirm Mthembu's departure to Chiefs

Mthembu reportedly agreed terms with Chiefs despite promising to renew his contract with Dikwena, but the Rustenburg outfit now confirms that he's a Chiefs player
By Ernest Makhaya

Platinum Stars coach Allan Freese has confirmed to Goal that striker Siphelele Mthembu will play for Kaizer Chiefs next season after weeks of speculation over his future.

Goal reported over a week ago that Mthembu has agreed terms with Chiefs, but Dikwena were then not sure if he had signed on the dotted lines as they were still hoping he would renew his contract with them.

"Mthembu isn't training with us, because he's no longer our player. He's gone to Chiefs," Freese told Goal.

Mthembu's contract with Dikwena expired on Monday (June 30), and although the club had an option to offer him an extension, he decided to sign for his childhood club.

He becomes the second player to officially join AmaKhosi in the current Transfer Window, following the acquisition of Levy Mokgothu two weeks ago.

The 26-year-old Mthembu joined Chiefs as a youngster in 2008, but couldn't make an official appearance for the Naturena side after it was discovered that his agent had already agreed to a Pirates deal.

He netted six times for the North West side in the 26 league games that he played last season, and will now battle with the likes of Kingston Nkhatha and Katlego Mphela for a place in the starting eleven.

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