Absa Premiership

Tefu yet to extend Chiefs stay

2015-05-12 10:14
Tefu Mashamaite (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs skipper Tefu Mashamaite has admitted that he is still to conclude his new contract negotiations, with the newly crowned Absa Premiership champions.

The Bochum-born defender’s current deal with the Amakhosi is set to elapse at the end of next month, but the industrious hard tackler is still in the dark as to where he will be playing in the 2015/16 campaign.

Despite speculations stating that Mashamaite could return to his former team, Bidvest Wits, or join one of the Pretoria giants SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns, the 30-year-old sweeper has distanced himself from those allegations.

Mashamaite said that he started negotiating a new deal at Chiefs with Football Manager Bobby Motaung back in January, but had requested to put the talks on hold as he focused on helping Chiefs win the PSL title.

“Just to clear things from the recent speculations going around,” said Mashamaite.

“I have asked Bobby Motaung to put the negotiations on hold, somewhere in January.

“And you can’t just conclude such matters in one week, which is why I requested the club to put it on hold.

“I wanted to keep our focus on winning the league championship then we’ll resume with the contract negotiations.

“So that has been the situation between us since then, and now the league is over and we can resume with our talks.

“The team will organise a meeting anytime from now and I’m looking forward to it.

“There have been speculations linking me with Wits, SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns but the truth is, I haven’t committed myself to anyone at the moment.

“What I know is that I want to carry on playing football next season, whether is in Nepal or India.

“God gave me this talent and I’m still going to use it next season.

Mashamaite played an instrumental role in guiding the Phefeni Glamour Boys to their fourth Absa Premiership title.

It remains to be seen where the veteran defender will be next season.

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