Phakaaathi Reporter
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20 Nov 2017
4:38 pm

Celtic set to lose star midfielder

Phakaaathi Reporter

Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder Kabelo Mahlasela is set to leave the Free State side after deciding not to renew his contract.

Kabelo Mahlasela of Bloemfontein Celtic (Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix)

It is believed that Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates are keen on the midfielder, who has been a standout performer for Siwelele this season.

“It hurts that he has chosen not to renew his contract with us because no one wanted him when we signed him,” Celtic Managing Director Rali Ramabodu told Isolezwe.

“He told me that he wants to play for one of the teams in Gauteng because he wants to be closer to his family, but I don’t think that’s the case because he’s spent so many years playing outside of Gauteng.

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“I have accepted that he’s leaving because we offered him the new deal a long time ago [but he hasn’t signed].

“Several clubs are after his services, but I wish he will play regularly wherever he is going unlike some of the players who left us, like Dumisani Zuma.”

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