Top 10 players yet to renew their contracts

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With just three months remaining before the end of the season there are some top PSL players that are yet to renew their contracts.

The contract of PSL players usually runs until June 30 and there are a host of these players who are yet to agree new deals with their respective clubs.

FARPost looks at players from across the League to see who is free to negotiate with other clubs, as per FIFA rules, that allow players in these situations to negotiate with other clubs.

George Maluleka (Kaizer Chiefs)

Without a doubt, he’s been one of Kaizer Chiefs’s outstanding players thjs season, having taking his game a notch up. But the reality is ‘Mido’ is yet to agree a new deal with Amakhosi. FARPost sources have, however, indicated that he’s set to sign a new 2-year deal with an option to renew for a further year. The 31-year-old has played 23 matches in the 2019/2020 campaign.

Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns)

‘KK’ will certainly go down as one of Sundowns’s best ever leaders having guided the Brazilians to many trophies, including the CAF Champions League, as well as 4 Absa Premiership titles.

Kekana is thought to be on his way out of Chloorkop with his contract not renewed despite the fact that it’s expiring on June 30. The Limpopo-born midfielder is linked with a switch to neighbours, SuperSport United and at 34, he’s looking for that last big paycheque.

Lesedi Kapinga (Black Leopards)

There are a number of clubs thought to be after him and it comes as no surprise, because he’s been arguably Lidoda Duvha’s best player this season with 6 goals and 6 assists from 25 matches. AmaZulu were the favourites at some point to snap him up on a pre-contract, but it would appear that Usuthu failed to convince him to sign with them. Orlando Pirates have now emerged as the favourites.

Dean Furman (SuperSport United)

The Bafana Bafana midfielder is keen on a return to the United Kingdom (UK), where he used to be based before coming to play in SA. Furman wants to return to the UK to start a family and although SuperSport are keen to retain him, the man has other ideas and is likely to leave.

Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United)

Ghana’s number 1 is as solid as a rock and that’s the reason he’s continuously linked with Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns. With his contract reportedly coming to an end in June, Ofori will undoubtedly attract more interest.

Leonardo Castro (Kaizer Chiefs)

There are serious question marks over the future of the Colombian at Chiefs. Castro has apparently turned down a new offer and appears to be planning to leave Naturena. In fact, Castro could have left before the start of the 2019/2020 season to create a space for foreign players, but he avoided the exit after showing renewed hunger during their pre-season training, which convinced the technical team to keep him.

Wayne Arendse (Mamelodi Sundowns)

The defender will see his contract run out at the end of June, but the Brazilians have already tabled a one-year extension, which Arendse has apparently agreed to sign. Now 35, Arendse continues to provide the experience.

Anele Ngcongca (Mamelodi Sundowns)

The 32-year-old has confirmed that he’s yet to agree a new deal with Sundowns. Ngcongca says he’s looking for a two-year extension, while the club is only willing to offer him one year. This has resulted in the two parties failing to agree terms and it remains to be seen whether the two parties would reach an agreement. “I want to secure my future,” insisted Ngcongca in a recent interview with the Sowetan newspaper.

Happy Jele (Orlando Pirates)

He remains a key figure in the Buccaneers’s defence and is more than likely to pen another one-year extension as he’s been doing over the past couple of years. Jele is Pirates’s longest-serving member at the moment since he’s been with the club for 14 years. Jele is also the captain and has starred in 23 matches across all competitions this season, scoring two goals in the process.

Wayne Sandilands (Orlando Pirates)

The goal-minder has been Pirates’s number 1 this season, proving that at 34, he’s garnered enough experience. The 36-year-old has been criticised at times, but he’s soldiered on and whether he’s done enough to earn a new contract remains to be seen.

Thabo Qalinge (SuperSport United)

The winger has seven games to convince SuperSport to extend his contract, which expires on June 30. The 28-year-old has managed just 5 appearances since joining the club at the beginning of the season and word on the corridors at SuperSport is that he should do enough in the last seven matches for the club to consider extending his contract.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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