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Drug case freezes Josta Dladla contract talks

Posted: 21 January 2014 Time: 14:56

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Josta Dladla’s pending case of a failed drug test has frozen talks over a new contract.

Dladla was already in negotiations with the club about extending his stay at Naturena before it emerged that he tested positive for a banned substance.

The 34-year-old is currently on a deal running up to the end of June but with revelations by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport that the veteran midfielder had used a banned stimulant called Methylhexaneamine, contract talks have now been paused pending the outcome of his case.

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At this stage it is not known what punishment, if any, will be meted out on Dladla.

“Josta was also one of them [in negotiations with the club] but unfortunately he is now in a situation and we will have to wait and see what transpires with the case,” says Bobby Motaung, the Chiefs Football Manager.

In initiating negotiations, Amakhosi appeared keen to retain the versatile Dladla.

Chiefs have also chosen not to register Dladla in their CAF Champions League squad for the qualifying rounds pending the finalisation of this matter.

Article by: Lovemore Moyo
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