AmaZulu have tied down striker Bongi Ntuli, to end the rife speculation about his future and rumours of leaving the club.
The former Mamelodi Sundowns striker was linked to a move to Orlando Pirates after lack of game time under Benni McCarthy.
AmaZulu president Sandile Zungu has confirmed to Isolezwe the extension of Ntuli’s contract at the club.
“We’ve always said that Ntuli is not for sale, he is an integral part of the team, people have been speculating about him but we are not involved in rumours,” Zungu stated.
“When you are building a team, you don’t buy and sell players all the time. You can’t just sell a player because he is on form.
“We are not a kind of a club that has a boss driving an expensive car while the team is struggling,” said Zungu.
The club has also extended contracts of Siyethemba Sithebe, Lehlohonolo Majoro and Siphesihle Maduna.
“We need to make sure that we keep our key players unless they get contracts or greener pastures overseas,” argued Zungu.
The charismatic Zungu further revealed that the club will commence their pre-season in the beginning of July.
“We’ll start our pre-season on the first week of July, we are still working hard to prepare for next season. We are not done yet, we’ve signed some players but I can’t reveal their names yet,” concluded Zungu.
The club has signed Mxolisi Kunene and Keagan Buchanan who were both on Maritzburg United’s books last season.
Players like Siyabonga Mbatha, Sibusiso Mabiliso and Siphelele Magubane have all left the club. They are expected to release others like Samuel Darpo and Andre De Jong.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter