Following Baroka’s decision to strip him off the captaincy and the intensifying rumours that he is on his way out of the club, midfielder Mduduzi Mdantsane says he is still committed to playing for the Ga-Mphahlele club.
Mdantsane’s contract at Bakgaga will end in June 2020 and the player has reportedly refused to put pen to paper on a new deal.
The 24-year-old’s captain armband has also been taken away and given to Malawian international Gerald Phiri Jnr.
But the Mpumalanga-born player says he understood the reason given to him by chairman Khurishi Mphahlele on the change of captaincy.
“It has not really affected me at all, my contract doesn’t say that I am going to be the captain,” Mdantsane told FARPost.co.za.
“I was given the opportunity taken from someone else so now it’s time to give to other people, so you have to accept that, so it didn’t affect me that much because it’s football anyway.
“The chairman sat down with me and told me he wanted to give everyone a chance, so I think he made a right choice because Phiri is a great player and more experienced.”
Mdantsane has described the reports linking him away from the club as just rumours.
“To be honest with you I have seen that, but my agent hasn’t told me anything and I can’t focus on that,” he continued.
“My focus is to play football and I always tell everyone that if I am given a chance it doesn’t matter where I am playing as long as I am given a chance to play that’s more important to very player.
“I have heard those rumours, but I don’t know anything about them because my agent hasn’t told me anything. For now, I just need to focus and that’s what I am doing focusing on my game.”
Although he did not want to talk much about his contractual issues, Mdantsane says he is still happy at the club.
“Yeah definitely, there is so much belief in the team and there is so much support from each and everyone in the team so yeah I am enjoying each and every time,” he added.
Mdantsane has made 5 starts for Baroka this season with 2 games coming off the bench.
By Ofhani Munyai