Siyethemba Sithebe Kaizer Chiefs

Siyethemba Sithebe. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

AmaZulu’s harsh words to Kaizer Chiefs over Sithebe’s proposed swap deal

AmaZulu boss Sandile Zungu has a harsh message to Kaizer Chiefs following their offer of two players to secure Siyethemba Sithebe’s services.

Siyethemba Sithebe Kaizer Chiefs

Siyethemba Sithebe. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

AmaZulu boss Sandile Zungu has a harsh message to Kaizer Chiefs following their offer of two players to secure Siyethemba Sithebe’s services.

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Sithebe rejected AmaZulu’s contract extension offer and it later emerged that he signed a pre-contract with Chiefs.

Now, Chiefs are pushing to have Sithebe at Naturena before the end of the January transfer window next week, but AmaZulu aren’t budging.

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According to Zungu, the two players Chiefs offered in an attempt to sweeten the deal are just not good enough for AmaZulu.

And in his own words, Zungu said AmaZulu aren’t ‘a dumping ground for rejects’ – and for that reason, they turned down that offer from Chiefs.

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Furthermore, Zungu said Chiefs know exactly what they should do if they are serious about having Sithebe before the current transfer window slams shut.

AMAZULU NOT A DUMPING GROUND FOR REJECTS – ZUNGU

“We were offered two players by Kaizer Chiefs,” Zungu confirmed to KickOff.

“And we made it very clear that look, we not a dumping ground for rejects. Ja, we were offered but we looked at the players that they were offering and we said no.

“So, we will see with Sithebe, we were officially informed by Kaizer Chiefs that they were talking to him, but they haven’t come back to us ever since. They know what our expectations are if they have to get him by end of January. If they can’t get him in January we will do what’s in our best interest.

“We don’t know when they need the player, but if they need him in this January transfer window they know what should happen. The other two players we rejected, we don’t need them. I won’t mention their names, they may be good for other teams but they are not good enough for AmaZulu.

“We are not a dumping ground for other team’s rejects, AmaZulu of old and AmaZulu of today – our brand is very important and we need to protect it,” he said.

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Should the teams fail to come to an agreement then Chiefs would have to wait until the end of the season to have Sithebe on a free transfer.