Orlando Pirates loanee Thembela Sikhakhane is ready to negotiate for a permanent home with Bucs management.
Sikhakhane was again loaned to AmaZulu for a third consecutive spell after failing to impress Serbian coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic.
He has one season left in his Pirates contract he signed in 2016 from AmaZulu provincial foes, Lamontville Golden Arrows.
“I’d like to have a permanent home now. This loan thing needs to end. But it will all depend on our discussions with the big man (Pirates boss Irvin Khoza). I can’t say I want to be released or go back to Pirates. I’m waiting for the end of season then I will negotiate with the chairman,” Sikhakhane told FARPost.
The industrious right back only played 14 matches in the colors of Pirates before he was shipped off to AmaZulu for the first time in 2017.
Last month Sikhakhane was suspended by Usuthu with fellow teammates Lehlohonolo Majoro, Michael Morton, Jabulani Ncobeni and Nhlanhla Vilakazi only to be called back after caretaker coach Ayanda Dlamini took over the reigns before a famous league victory against Kaizer Chiefs. Usuthu is languishing at the bottom of the Absa Premiership log.
“As players were all ready to save the team. The Coronavirus break really affected us because the spirit was high in the team after beating Kaizer Chiefs. We wanted to continue from there. But we will survive relegation. We will work extra hard when we come back, ” added Sikhakhane.
By Innocent Ngwenya