Polokwane eye John Pantsil

2013-10-07 14:45
John Pantsil (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Former West Ham United defender John Pantsil is on his way to Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit Polokwane City.

The Ghanaian international is reported to be in the country, attempting to complete his move to the relegation threatened side from the Limpopo province.

City spokesperson Patrick Baloyi on Monday confirmed to Sport24 that “Arise and Shine” are negotiating a deal with the versatile player and should they reach an agreement, he will be unveiled as their latest signing on Tuesday.

“We will be talking to him today and see if we can agree on something,” Baloyi told Sport24.

“We haven’t agreed on anything yet up to this stage.

“We are interested in his services, he is a good player and we know he will add more value to the team and I hope we will reach an agreement with him.”

Baloyi said Pantsil’s versatility will be significant to the struggling City.

“The good thing about John is that, he plays as a right-back and he can also play as a midfielder as well. His experience will be vital for us.

“He might sign a contract with us either today or tomorrow.”

Although City confirmed talks with the 32-year-old defender, they also dismissed speculation linking them with another

Ghana and former Juventus midfielder, Stephen Appiah, who was also reported to be in the country. 

“No comment about Stephen Appiah,” said Baloyi.

“People are calling me just to hear about that, but we don’t know anything about that at the moment.

“The only player who is on our wanted list is John for now,” he added.

City are yet to name a new coach after Duncan Lechesa resigned as the head coach last month.

They did not enjoy a good start to the PSL season, having to suffered five consecutive defeats.

They were also eliminated from the Telkom Knockout when they received a 3-0 thumping against Kaizer Chiefs at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday night.   

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