Absa Premiership

Tefu's NYC FC move up in the air

2015-07-15 09:42
Tefu Mashamaite (Gallo Images)

Cape Town – Tefu Mashamaite’s move to MLS side New York City FC hangs in limbo due to having no international spots left.

According to KickOff, City signed Colombian defender Jefferson Mena, who took up the last international spot on the roster of the MLS side.

The New York franchise went as far as purchasing an international slot with LA Galaxy in order to secure the Mena deal.

Mashamaite has been training alongside Frank Lampard and David Villa at New York City FC, with the hope of securing a contract with the MLS franchise.

Images appeared on social media at the beginning of the month which confirmed the rumours that the 30-year-old was trying to impress City’s technical team by participating in a 10-day trial.

The former Kaizer Chiefs captain is looking to continue his professional career in the US while also furthering his studies at the same time.

The defender's trial ended on Friday, July 10 with his future still in the air.

However, with all New York’s international spots being filled, reports suggest that the club is set to offload players on loan in order to make place for Mashamaite.

It is speculated that the club are eager to bolster up their defence in order to have a successful first season in the MLS.


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