Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday released a statement on their official website confirming that negotiations over a new contract between the club and long serving midfielder George Maluleka have broken down.
Chiefs announced that Maluleka told the club that he has signed a pre-contract with Mamelodi Sundowns.
Sundowns are yet to make an official statement with regards to Maluleka signing a pre-contract with the club.
The ‘Brazilians’ head coach Pitso Mosimane has also refused to comment on the news of Maluleka.
“I don’t wanna talk about George Maluleka, Sundowns must speak about George Maluleka. I am not Sundowns, I’m the coach, “Mosimane told reporters after Sundowns narrowly edged Stellenbosch 1-0 at Athlone Stadium on Wednesday evening in an Absa Premiership encounter.
“So, let Sundowns announce George Maluleka, until Sundowns announce Maluleka then it’s official. At the moment it’s just a rumour, I will have to wait for my team” Mosimane told reporters.
Now it remains to be seen what will happen with Maluleka in the remaining 8 League games, on whether ‘Amakhosi’ will continue to play the 31-year-old midfielder.
As things stand, Maluleka still has four months left on his Chiefs contract which expires in June 2020.
Maluleka has been an integral part of the title chase for Chiefs this season providing four assists in 19 games.
It has also been reported in the media and confirmed by Ajax Cape Town that midfielder Grant Margerman will be joining the PSL champions at the end of the season.
There has also been reports linking several players to Sundowns at the end of the season, with even Mosimane saying there are three players that Sundowns have signed but the club can’t reveal their names until the end of the season.
“Yes we have [signed new players]. Grant Margerman, good player, young hey. We love Grant, probably he is one of those we are talking about. Sundowns will kill me if I reveal things.
“I must wait for Sundowns to reveal and hand over the jerseys, I don’t want to spoil that event. So, we love Grant, and he loves us,” concluded Mosimane.
By Shane Matsoyane