Gaxa remains in limbo
Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana star defender Siboniso Gaxa is still no closer to realising his dream of playing in Europe.
The Mamelodi Sundowns right back was hoping to leave Downs after the World Cup and play in Europe. Gaxa featured in all three of Bafana's World Cup matches.
But the hard tackling defender appears to have hit a brick wall with the Sundowns management.
Gaxa's agent, Glyn Binkin, on Thursday said the player has become frustrated: "Sundowns are proving to be difficult.
"They say they will not stand in the player's way, but are refusing to put a price on his transfer. How can anyone buy or sell a player if there is no price to negotiate with?"
Binkin disclosed there were a number of leading European clubs interested in signing him, but if he could not get a selling price from Sundowns, it would be almost impossible to get him a club in Europe.
The other problem is there are plenty of free agents (players who have completed their contracts and are free to sign with no transfer fee) involved and players with European passports looking for clubs which makes placing a South African more difficult.
"My question is, are Sundowns serious about selling Gaxa?"
Gaxa, if selected by new national coach Pitso Mosimane, will get a last chance to showcase his talents before the start of the European season when he lines up for Bafana in the friendly international against Ghana at Soccer City on August 11.