Shabba hints at contract renewal
Posted: 30 October 2014 Time: 09:16 pm
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala has hinted that he would prolong his stay at the club beyond the expiry of his current contract next year.
Shabba’s contract with the club runs until June 2015 and in a conversation with KickOff.com about his future, the 30-year-old suggests he would gladly sign a new contract to stay on as a Glamour Boy.
“My contract will be up next year in June … we haven’t started negotiating for a new one yet,” Tshabalala confirms.
“But I’m a Kaizer Chiefs player and I’m very happy, I’m well looked after by the club. So for now I’m still part of Kaizer Chiefs, I still have a contract with Kaizer Chiefs,” he says.
Tshabalala, who’s been at Chiefs since January 2007 after joining from Free State Stars, admits that anything is possible in football, specifically with transfers. However, he is adamant that the club has done its part in terms of looking after him and therefore, he would be happy to stay.
“You know what, you never know what tomorrow holds. Sometimes football can be a funny game, but for me it was a dream come true to play for Kaizer Chiefs. I have been with the team for close to eight years now and I have enjoyed every moment.
“Chiefs is a very ambitious team with a rich history … we will see, but like I said I’m very happy at Chiefs and I have never complained about anything, not even once,” Tshabalala concludes.
The Phiri-born midfielder made his debut for Amakhosi as a substitute on 31 August 2007, the day Chiefs lost 1-0 to Bidvest Wits, and he has gone on to make over 200 appearances in the gold and black.
Last season he had one of his most prolific seasons in the creative sense, setting up 17 goals in all competitions for his side – by far the highest number of assists in the PSL in 2013/14.