Soccer Laduma - - Siyag Bhoza -

A For­mer Cape Town City de­fender is still on the hunt for a new club, but it seems that his salary de­mands are cur­rently stand­ing in the way of him land­ing a new deal.

City parted ways with Tshepo Gumede on June 30, after the club opted against ex­tend­ing the player’s stay fur­ther. How­ever, a few months into be­ing a free agent, the 27-year-old is yet to find a new club, with sources re­veal­ing that the cen­tre-back’s salary de­mands may be too high.

Sources have added that High­lands Park were be­lieved to be in­ter­ested in the player’s ser­vices, though opted against sign­ing him due to the player’s salary de­mands.

Bloem­fontein Celtic, Su­perS­port United and Free State Stars are all still show­ing an in­ter­est in the player – how­ever, with the 2018/19 do­mes­tic cam­paign in full swing, it re­mains to be seen whether the 27-year-old de­fender will be will­ing to lower his salary de­mands.

Gumede was pre­vi­ously on the books of Su­perS­port, Plat­inum Stars, Or­lando Pi­rates and City, where he went on to help the Cit­i­zens clinch their first ever Telkom Knock­out tro­phy in 2016 un­der the men­tor­ship of coach Eric Tin­kler.

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