Tsepo Masilela's Kaizer Chiefs future uncertain

The former South Africa international's Amakhosi future remains uncertain despite the full-back being happy to retire at the club

Kaizer Chiefs left-back Tsepo Masilela’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season, but the 31-year-old is uncertain about what lies ahead.

The former Getafe defender has been at the Soweto giants since returning from Europe in 2012.

However, due to injuries Masilela has fallen down the pecking order at Naturena and with the acquisition of Sibusiso Khumalo at the beginning of the season, the former's future at the club is questionable.

"They [Chiefs] have been good to me since I came back [from Europe]. It's tough to predict the future. If it means I retire at Chiefs, then so be it, I do not have a problem with Chiefs," Masilela told The Sowetan.

"If the coach needs me to play, I will play, and if he decides to play Sbu (Khumalo), then I will support Sbu because we all want to win. We put that first," he added.

The former Bafana Bafana stalwart also spoke about his team’s title aspirations and he believes that Chiefs are on the right track to achieving glory.

“We are on the right track. We are still in the top-five and anything is possible. There are still a lot of games to be played. We are hoping to finish at the top and win the league," Masilela said.

Nonetheless, Masilela has warned that the title may go down to the wire as there are many other quality teams remaining in the title race.

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"I think it will go down to the wire. You have teams like Cape Town City. There's Wits who are strong, and they have a good coach [Gavin Hunt]. There's Sundowns, and you can never write them off. We all know they have quality," Masilela added.

Chiefs now have two wins on the trot since resuming their league campaign and Masilela believes the team is growing in confidence.

"The wins are good for the confidence of the team. Individually, you have Shabba [Siphiwe Tshabalala] scoring goals and [Bernard] Parker is back playing and scoring goals. Hopefully, we can keep going," Masilela concluded.

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