Chiefs defender breaks silence on contract situation

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Kaizer Chiefs defender Daniel Cardoso has shed some light and broken his silence about his contract situation at the club.

Cardoso admits that he is in the dark regarding his future although he maintains that it is not something which bothers him.

“Look it depends on I guess what happens throughout the rest of the season, once we sit down and start talking then everybody will know but up until then I’m still a Chiefs player nothing is going to change,” said Cardoso.

Amakhosi do have an option to extend the contract of the central defender beyond the 2019/20 season should they wish to keep him at the club.

But at the moment there has been no indication from the club showing that they want to retain his services and Cardoso believes only putting in good performances on the pitch can land him a new deal at Naturena.

“Look for me I think it’s based on playing wise and obviously getting game time, if I am not playing and not getting game time then I’m not going to get a contract anyway you know.

“You are only as good as your last game.
Hopefully I can keep my place in the team and hopefully the contract talks don’t get between the technical team and myself,” added the 31-year-old defender.

Cardoso joined ‘The Glamour Boys’ back in 2015 from Free State Stars and went on to establish himself as a key component at Chiefs in recent years.

The defender has missed a mere four Absa Premiership matches in the previous three seasons for Amakhosi which highlights his importance under different coaches at the club.

Leonardo Castro is one of the players who will be out of contract end of June.

Some of the senior players who will be out of contract at the end of the season include midfielder George Maluleka, striker Leonardo Castro and the goalkeeping duo of Itumeleng Khune and Daniel Akpeyi.

By Ntobeko Mbambo

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