Mamelodi Sundowns coy on Fares Hachi's reported departure

Reports suggest that the defender has been released from his contract, but the club’s spokesperson could not confirm nor deny the reports

With reports suggesting that Mamelodi Sundowns have released defender Fares Hachi, the club’s spokesperson Thulani Thuswa is unaware of such information.

The Algerian defender joined the Brazilians in January 2017 from ES Setif, but has since failed to secure a starting berth in the star-studded side.

Just last season, Hachi was loaned out to Chippa United and the latest resports suggest that he will not return be returning to the Tshwane-based outfit..

The left back was loaned out to the Chilli Boys in January this year where he impressed in the Eastern Cape.

Prior to joining Chippa, the 28-year-old faced stiff competition from Tebogo Langerman who has been Pitso Mosimane's left-back of choice.

On the other hand, Mosimane scouted Platinum Stars left back Siyabonga Zulu in January 2018 and the defender’s arrival saw Hachi dispatched to the Port Elizabeth-based side on loan.

Although his contract is set to expire in June 2019, the defender has reportedly been released in order for Sundowns to ease their foreign quota ahead of the new 2018/19 Premier Soccer League (PSL).

Under Mosimane’s guidance, the reigning PSL champions have already signed Equatorial Guinea’s Toni Silva and Jose Ali Meza from Venezuela.

However, speaking to Goal, the Brazilians spokesperson revealed that he was unaware of the player’s departure.

“Look, I am just like you when it comes to Hachi, I have no idea regarding his situation,” Thuswa told Goal.

“I am yet to get more information on his release and so on, I will find out and definitely get more information,” he added.

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With the Brazilians currently challenging for their second Caf African Champions League trophy, Sundowns could also release still release others.

Liberian winger Anthony Laffor, Zimbabwean striker Cuthbert Malajila and Mogakolodi Ngele of Botswana are some of the players with uncertain futures at Chloorkop.