AmaZulu stall on handing new contracts to Manqana, Nguzana
Posted: 23 June 2014 Time: 12:46
AmaZulu have continued dragging their feet with regards to handing Njabulo Manqana and Lucky Nguzana new contracts, sending signals that the duo might need to find alternate employment.
Both players are out of contract at the end of the month but the club insists Craig Rosslee is yet to make a decision on whether they will be retained.
With Usuthu back at training this morning, KickOff.com put through a call to Peter O’Connor, the general manager at the Durban club, and asked him about the two players.
“At this stage we don’t have a contract with him (Manqana). The coach still needs to decide and I can also confirm that there hasn’t even been any negotiations as yet with regards to a new contract,” says O’Connor.
This website has gathered that Manqana’s place will be taken by Philani Shange, who is due to arrive from Golden Arrows.
Just like Manqana – Shange is an exciting right-footed midfielder.
It is common knowledge that we are interested but for now nothing is sealed so we cannot say anything about him,” says O’Connor.
Though Rosslee used Manqana regularly last season it is believed he is not desperate to secure his services and will rather have Shange.
Then with regards to Nguzana who only arrived at the club in March on a short term deal – O’Connor also notes that Rosslee must still make the call.
However, with the club having already signed Zambian striker Bornwell Mwape while also assessing Eddy Emomo, Yunus Sentamu and Kuda Musharu in their hunt for another forward, Nguzana has cause for concern.
The 23-year-old scored two goals in two starts for Usuthu but didn’t do enough to convince Rosslee to hand him a new deal right away.
“The coach must make up his mind about the player (Nguzana). It is up to the coach to decide and for us we can only wait to be guided by the coach. He (Nguzana) had a contract up to the end of June,” says O’Connor.