Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
23 May 2017
2:56 pm

Pitso Mosimane sheds light on contracts of players at Downs

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has reassured the club’s supporters that they are working on securing all the players who are soon to be out of contract at the club.

Pitso Mosimane coach of Mamelodi Sundowns (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Mosimane also revealed that skipper Hlompho Kekana extended his stay at the club as well as Leonardo Castro and Wayne Arendse.

“We’ve been dealing with contracts to be renewed. Some players have option clauses in their contracts which favour the club, and we have exercised options on the contracts of players like Castro and Arendse, and we will be keeping them for the next year,” Mosimane was quoted on the club’s website.

“There has been lots of talk and speculation about our players. We need to assure our supporters that we are not casual about contracts. We are working hard to finalise them.”

“People must realise that contracts are negotiated, and this is not an easy process. We recently concluded negotiations for a contract extension for our captain, Hlompho Kekana, and his contract has been renewed. Keeping our captain is important. He led the team to the Champions League and the Super Cup, and through the current league season. It is important to keep him and other important players as we begin the defence of the Champions League,” he added.

Mosimane further revealed they took time to start negotiations with the players due to their busy schedule, and they did not want to disrupt the players.

“But with all the games we have been playing, we just could not tie down things, as we did not want to destabilise our players either.”