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Agent: Injured Tsepo Masilela's Kaizer Chiefs future uncertain

8:30 PM IST 23/01/18
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Makaab will meet the Amakhosi management once Masilela has recovered from his long-term injury

Kaizer Chiefs defender Tsepo Masilela's agent has disclosed that the player is not guaranteed of a contract extension at the Naturena-based giants.

The 32-year-old's current deal with Amakhosi is due to expire at the end of the season and the club is yet to indicate whether they are interested in extending his contract.

Masilela is currently out nursing an injury which he sustained last September having made only two PSL appearances for Amakhosi this season.

Chiefs have managed to cope without without the former Getafe CF full-back as Philani Zulu and Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya have both done relatively well in the left-back position.

Masilela's business manager, Mike Makaab of Prosport International, has revealed that talks of a new contract have been put on hold until he recovers from his injury.

“It is difficult to discuss Tsepo’s future with Chiefs because he is injured," Makaab told Isolezwe.

"The guys that are playing in his place are doing a good job,” the former Orlando Pirates head coach continued.

Makaab will meet the Amakhosi management once Masilela has recovered from his long-term injury.

“Once he is fit to play we can start planning. We hope he recovers quickly, after that we can sit down and start discussing his future," he concluded.

Masilela, who helped Chiefs win two PSL titles after joining the club from Spanish side Getafe in 2012, has struggled with injuries since last season.

The former Witbank-born player made 17 league appearances for Steve Komphela's side last season and the club decided to sign former Maritzburg United left-back Zulu prior to the start of the current campaign.

Amakhosi currently have four left-backs on the books namely Masilela, Ntiya-Ntiya, Zulu as well as forgotten Sibusiso Khumalo.

Khumalo, who has fallen out of favour at Amakhosi, has been linked to a move away from Naturena in the current PSL Transfer Window.