Mgosi 15.5.2017 03:16 pm

PSL ‘Big Three’ go after Stars’ Jantjie

Sinethemba Jantjie of Free State Stars (Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix)

Sinethemba Jantjie of Free State Stars (Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix)

Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns are said to be interested in signing Free State Stars winger Sinethemba Jantjie.

Jantjie, who joined Stars from Mbombela United at the beginning of the season, has been in fine form for Ea Lla Koto since making his debut against SuperSport United in February.

“Chiefs, Pirates and Sundowns are interested in Jantjie. They have enquired about his availability, but as you know, he signed with Stars only at the beginning of the season, so he still has another two years left in his contract. So, if these teams are serious about signing then they have to buy him out of his contract,” a source close to Jantjie told Phakaaathi.

Meanwhile, as reported by Phakaaathi earlier, Rooi Mahamutsa and Nhlakanipho Ntuli are among the players who are facing uncertain futures at Stars.

The former Orlando Pirates duo signed short-term contracts with Ea Lla Koto during the January transfer period, but the club is yet to indicate whether or not it is going to keep them.

Other players who are likely to be released by Stars at the end of the season are Lindokuhle Nkambule, Thamsanqa Teyise, Davies Nkausu, Thabang Matuka and Nyiko Tshabangu.

READ: Ex-Bucs duo face uncertain futures at Stars

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Wits 2-0 Polokwane
Plat Stars 2-0 Chiefs
Sundowns 2-2 Maritzburg

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Chiefs vs Wits
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# Team GP Pts
1 Bidvest Wits 28 57
2 Sundowns 28 55
3 Cape Town City 28 52
4 SuperSport United 28 48
5 Kaizer Chiefs 28 47
6 Polokwane City 28 40
7 Maritzburg Utd 28 36
8 Ajax Cape Town 28 35
9 Arrows 28 35
10 Orlando Pirates 28 32
11 Platinum Stars 28 31
12 Bloemfontein Celtic 28 27
13 Free State Stars 28 26
14 Highlands Park 28 25
15 Chippa United 28 24
16 Baroka FC 28 24

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