Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
1 minute read
30 Nov 2017
1:51 pm

Mkhwanazi denies Pirates interest

Phakaaathi Reporter

Bidvest Wits defender Buhlebuyeza Mkhwanazi says he is happy at Wits and has no intention of leaving the club.

Buhle Mkhwanazi (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Mkhwanazi, who has just returned from a lengthy injury, has been linked with a move to Orlando Pirates, but he says he is staying put at Wits.

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“Wits are a big team. If you look at all the players returning from Europe play for Wits. Like Steve Pienaar, Darren Keet and Daylon Claasen. I don’t want to leave the club. This is the first time I hear of Pirates’ interest in me but I don’t want to leave Wits because I am happy here,” Mkhwanazi told Isolezwe.

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Mkhwanazi’s representative Paul Mitchell says Pirates have not contacted him about a possible move, saying he is preparing to meet the Wits bosses to discuss an extension of the player’s contract.

“There is no such thing. I have never heard of this. If it was true I would have been told about it,” said Mitchell.

“I am meeting the Wits management next week to discuss his new contract. He still has a contract with Wits and they are interested in extending it.”

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