Moleko’s Chiefs op­tion in doubt

Soccer Laduma - - Siyag Bhoza -

Kgotso Moleko’s days at Kaizer Chiefs could be num­bered, with the player set to en­ter into the last six months of his ex­ist­ing con­tract in Jan­uary.

Moleko has made only one start and one sub­sti­tute ap- pear­ance for the Soweto gi­ants in all com­pe­ti­tions titi this sea­son. The de­fender’s last ap­pear­ance for Amakhosi was in Sep­tem­ber, against Free State Stars.

The 29-year-old has been left out of coach Gio­vanni Soli­nas’ 18- man match- day squads and, ac­cord­ing to a source in the know, in­di­ca­tions are that the for­mer Bloem­fontein Celtic player is un­likely to have the op­tion on his con­tract ex­tended.

“Kgotso Moleko is near­ing the end of his con­tract with Chiefs and he is un­likely to get a new deal (ex­ten­sion) when the cur­rent one ex­pires. He hasn’t been play­ing reg­u­larly,” said the source.

Mlk Moleko ar­rived id at t Chi Chiefs, f from Celtic, in 2012 and his last con­tract ex­ten­sion was an­nounced last year in Fe­bru­ary. At the time, Amakhosi con­firmed a new two- year con­tract for the player, to run un­til June 2019, and in­cluded a one-year op­tion to ex­tend his spell.

As it stands, it seems un­likely that Chiefs will ex­tend the player’s stay, though he could con­vince the team oth­er­wise in the com­ing months if he is af­forded game-time.

The fact that Moleko was left out of Chiefs’ 27- man CAF Con­fed­er­a­tion Cup squad could be a sign of things to come for the player.

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