Uncategorized 4.7.2014 06:00 am

Pirate’s Lekgwathi in the dark

Lucky Lekgwathi during the Carling Black Label Cup match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs from FNB Stadium on July 27, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Lucky Lekgwathi during the Carling Black Label Cup match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs from FNB Stadium on July 27, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Orlando Pirates have yet to extend defender Lucky Lekgwathi’s 12-year stay at the club.

The Soweto giants are preparing for their clash against deadly rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the Carling Black Label Cup on July 26.

Lekgwathi’s contract expired on Monday and the contract negotiations are believed to have stalled because of the absence of club chairman Irvin Khoza, who is in Brazil.

Lekgwathi is still training with the rest of the team. The hard-tackling defender has already indicated that he is not willing to join any other PSL side.

Therefore, if Bucs decide against giving Lekgwathi a contract extension, the 37-year-old is likely to hang up his boots.

There has been talk that the club would immediately give him a position in the technical team. Lekgwathi believes that his future is no longer in his hands but those of the club boss.

Meanwhile, defender Siyabonga Sangweni, who has been linked with a possible move to PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns, has reportedly snubbed the team’s pre-season training.

Sangweni’s contract, like Lekgwathi’s, has already expired and he has no knowledge where he will play his football next season. Downs have reportedly made an offer to him, but the former Golden Arrows man is yet to agree to anything.

He was spotted at Chloorkop recently and as he is a free agent, he can sign for any team. But agent Mike Makaab says it is possible Sangweni will extend his stay with the Buccaneers.

Pirates have not been excessively active in the current transfer market. But they have made one big signing in former Platinum Stars midfielder Issa Sarr, who is expected to replace Andile Jali.

The Buccaneers are now in talks with Ajax Cape Town over the signing of midfield wizard Keagan Dolly.

It is understood that the deal with Dolly will see the Bucs trio of Aubrey Ngoma, Manti Moholo and William Twala heading to Inkamva.

 

 

 

 

 

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