Bafana star's move on hold

2011-05-16 11:00

Bafana Bafana international Siphiwe Tshabalala's much-publicised move to Nottingham Forest is hanging in the balance, reports Timelive.

Much depends on Forest winning promotion to the Premiership - which they can still do, depending on how they fare in the playoffs - but the chances are getting more remote by the day.

"The deal with Forest has been put on ice," said Tshabalala's business manager Jazzman Mahlakgane. "We are talking to another club in England and also in Belgium and we are hoping to have something solid before the new season starts. Tshabalala also wants to focus on his other business interests locally,"

It has been a disappointing week for the Kaizer Chiefs star midfielder who was prevented from travelling with the national team to Tanzania at the 11th hour.

Tshabalala would have captained his country for the first time.


  • tibos2 - 2011-05-16 11:04

    when the time comes it will be all of good for now he need to focus on where he is then if it was meant for him to go play abroad that will happen he is a good player and good luck

  • TUPAK - 2011-05-16 11:57

    "Tshabalala also wants to focus on his other business interests locally" -sounds like an excuse in advance.

      MacDaKnife - 2011-05-16 12:24

      Yep other business interests!!!

  • ESTIE - 2011-05-16 12:04

    Good luck Shabba, al the best for your future.

  • Tiwonge - 2011-05-16 12:34

    The fact of the matter is that the guy is not as good as he is drummed up to be by the soccer loving public. Yes, he did score a vintage of a goal again Mexico, but good players score similar goals many times, that what makes a Messi or C. Ronaldo. If you do it once and can't repeat it, then it becomes a fluke. If overseas teams want you they get you in no time. Bongani Khumalo, case in point! on top of that the Shabalala is somthing like 29, youth is not on his side (in soccer teams not in South african socieity where someone like him is called a 'youth".

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-05-16 12:40

      Mainly the media

      Stateman - 2011-05-16 15:30

      C. Ronaldo must first change his attitude before he can become a good footballer, on the other hand MESSI, what an example to our up and coming footballers!!!!!

      Cassels Madingwane - 2011-05-16 15:51

      I'm not sure if there is anybody that could ever doubt Shabba's pedigre on the soccer field? Especially if they are worth their salt. Granted age is not at his side and he would more likely not make a move overseas... Will he ever be like Messi or Ronaldo, probably not but we certainly cannot do without him with our National team. The inspiration is there for other players to make those runs, just see trade mark run taking on the defenders by Messi and he did it also. So did Jali this weekend. His attacking style is indisputable. I'm not a Pirate fan but I know a good player when I see one, like Jali and Manyisa etc. You need to differentiate club politics and the national team issues.

      Caswell2011 - 2011-05-19 14:36

      You obviously don’t follow football. Shaba has scored brilliant goals this season and he is clearly one of the best attacking midfielders this country has ever produced. It doesn’t matter which team you are supporting...Shaba plays brilliant football, period!!! Caswell

  • Lusanda - 2011-05-17 18:59

    Yeah Shabba my man u need 2 b patient and wait 4 ur order otherwise it z near the corner, but u just need 2 stay focussed,and ur mircles in football fratenity r marvelous 2 b explained,but shabba we wish u all the best bro and I 'm sure no matter what u will b able 2 secure a deal overseas,we wish u all the best venerable,talented and scillating midfielder as Amakhosi family,u v created a good atmosphere kule Family farewell my hero

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