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Siyethemba Sithebe Agreed to Kaizer Chiefs Move, Midfielder Rejected Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns
- Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns and Chippa United were all said to be interested in Sithebe's signature
- Siyethemba Sithebe rejected a move to other Premier Soccer League clubs in favour of going to Kaizer Chiefs
- Siyethemba Sithebe will remain with the Usuthu until the end of the season when his contract with the club expires
Siyethemba Sithebe was a name trending during the January transfer window as Kaizer Chiefs tried to lure the midfielder away from Amazulu.
A deal could not be finalised and Sithebe remains an Usuthu player but it appears as if three other clubs were also interested in the wantaway midfielder’s signature.
Soccer Laduma reported that Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and Chippa United all approached the player.
Sithebe’s contract with Amazulu is in its final six months and he is free to negotiate with any clubs he chooses. He chose to sign a pre-contract with the Amakhosi and will join them at the end of the season.
Sithebe’s agent, Musawakhe Sithebe, confirmed that it wasn’t just Chiefs who approached his client.
"It was not only Chiefs that wanted him. There were Mamelodi Sundowns, who gave two offers, Orlando Pirates also asked about his availability, and Chippa United called him too, but he chose Chiefs," he said.
The South African also confirmed that Orlando Pirates had made inquiries into Sithebe’s availability.
Despite the amount of interest he attracted, no agreements were reached with Amazulu for the player’s signature. With the transfer window now closed, the only question that remains is whether Sithebe will get game time at Amazulu.
Owner Sandile Zungu wants the player banned, never to wear an Amazulu shirt again while coach Benni McCarthy has promised that Sithebe will get game time if he performs in training.
Coach Benni McCarthy backs Siyethemba Sithebe to play at Amazulu, contradicts club owner Sandile Zungu
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Earlier Sports Brief reported on the ongoing news surrounding Siyethemba Sithebe, saying that the midfielder's future at Amazulu remains in doubt as the transfer saga between Amazulu and Kaizer Chiefs rages on.
Sithebe agreed to join the Amakhosi at the end of the current season when his contract with the Usuthu ends, but Amazulu owner Sandile Zungu wasn’t happy with the way the Sowetan club approached the player.
Last week Zungu promised that Sithebe would never wear the Amazulu jersey again while he was at the club, but coach Benni McCarthy has a different take on the matter. According to the Sowetan LIVE, Benni said that the player would be given game time if he gave his all during training.