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Platinum Stars coach Allan Freese worried about losing players

Posted: 2 November 2014 Time: 15:30

Platinum Stars coach Allan Freese admits that the possibility of losing defenders Luvolwethu Mpeta and Rofhiwa Tsikovhi to rival clubs during the January transfer window is causing him headaches. 

Mpeta has been linked to Mamelodi Sundowns, with the Brazilians reportedly already preparing an offer for the left-back to join their Chloorkop ranks.

Tsikovhi is said to be on the radar of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Moroka Swallows and SuperSport United.

Stars is fast turning into something of a breeding ground for the Gauteng-based clubs. In the past, they have parted ways with Thuso Phala, Ennocent Mkhabela and Joseph Molongoane.

In recent times, the club has also seen the likes of Issa Sarr and Siphelele Mthembu being snapped up by Pirates and Chiefs respectively.

Freese is worried that the trend of losing players could adversely affect his plans of assembling a cohesive unit capable of challenging for silverware.

"When we plan for the season, we do not know that we might lose some key players," Freese tells

"When this happens, this affects you as a coach because you have to bring in new players and hope that they quickly adapt to the system you are using.

"There is also the challenge of whether or not the new players that are coming are as good as the ones who have left. All these factors are disruptive.

"I have heard reports that Tsikovhi is being chased by Chiefs and that Mpeta is also attracting interest. This is unsettling but, again, these are just reports. There is nothing you can do really."

"You leave such things in the hands of management. They will deal with such issues when and if they do arise," he adds.

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Cosa Nostra The 1st 48
posted: 2014-11-02 13:37:37

I have never seen this Ricoffy guy playing.As for Mpeta,the guy is good

The General Soccer Dude
posted: 2014-11-02 13:49:15

It's Tshikovhi not Tsikovhi you ignorant writer... Learn to write other people's name properly.

posted: 2014-11-02 14:20:11

seconded. these people can spell a Russian name with no mistakes, but always fail dismally while writting Venda names. such ignorance!!!

posted: 2014-11-02 14:28:24

Who's Recoffy manje? Lol

posted: 2014-11-02 14:36:24

Kodwa iSundowns iyeka nini usigner iplayers bathong... I can bet my last penny this Mpetha Guy is not gonna make it in Mosimanes squad bayamfuna nje for the sake of having him. Oops I forget they gonna loan him to the same team they bought him from

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-11-02 15:35:56

it would be our biggest mistake should we buy crap defenders, jerrr they can't even help the helpless crocodiles from conceding goals so how will this tsikovhi character help bucs? Small team players definitely and not galaxy of stars material. I really hope we pass on this one, let chiefs have him. Once and always bucs. 

posted: 2014-11-02 16:36:32

I've learned from reliable sources that sign clowns were also after the signatures of Brian Habana and Makhaya Ntini. They are after any name that makes the story headlines.

posted: 2014-11-02 16:36:44

U betta cry now Freese Steve Khompela wid Free State Stars ripped hs gem players bt Mokoena stil expetd sem result. Such condition cn break any coach's career sumtyms.

posted: 2014-11-02 16:42:01

They definitely capable players no wonder the interest that unfortunately to freeze that is the name of the game forsuch players always in demand!

posted: 2014-11-02 17:08:40

This guy is good, but w R covered for left back. Position.

posted: 2014-11-02 17:09:26

Mpetha is good together with Wits left back..they just so xciting to watch.

posted: 2014-11-02 17:30:30

We have our own tower, keep or tsikovhi

posted: 2014-11-02 17:32:22

Cosa Nostra fool

posted: 2014-11-02 17:35:53

u trying really hard to sound smart d*ck head

posted: 2014-11-02 18:31:21

tshikovi?rathr get sumaila from the flops cz thy cant use him...

posted: 2014-11-02 18:32:45


Cosa Nostra The 1st 48
posted: 2014-11-02 20:11:48


In English for academic purposes, the synonym for fool is Vunene

posted: 2014-11-03 06:31:05


** Mrango **
posted: 2014-11-03 07:51:49

Mpeta is a good player but he must stay at Stars

posted: 2014-11-03 07:54:18

** Mrango ** #R.I.P.Senzo"Hero"Meyiwa He must join Downs, we need him

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