Lentjies heading to Chippa United

Kurt Lentjies of Maritzburg United. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia has confirmed that Kurt Lentjies will not extend his contract, and has entered into negotiations with Chippa United.

Lentjies’ contract with the Team of Choice expires at the end of June, and is set to leave despite having an option to renew for a year.

Kadodia says the skillful player had wished to join Chippa United.

“I’m meeting him tomorrow [on Friday]‚” Kadodia said.

“We had a very open arrangement that there was supposed to be an option to renew for a year‚ but both parties must be happy.

“If one party is not happy, then obviously we will wish the party concerned the right way.

“I believe he is negotiating with Chippa United. He intends going there.

“But officially I can only do that [confirm Lentjies’s departure] after tomorrow’s meeting.

“He told me that he wants to go back to Cape Town eventually‚ and we didn’t want to stand in his way.

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