Punch Masenamela looking to repay Baroka FC by offering first option to sign him
Posted: 12 June 2017 Time: 17:12
KickOff.com can reveal that Punch Masenamela’s preference is to remain with Baroka FC, provided the club’s PSL status is confirmed this week.
This website has established that when Masenamela signed for Bakgaga in February, it was on a contract that expires at the end of this month and which does not have the option for an extension.
Though he now suddenly has options on the table following an impressive showing in his home province this past season, Masenamela wants to repay Baroka’s faith in him by giving them first option on a new deal.
Through his trying times last year, where he was at one stage playing in South Africa’s third tier after departing Polokwane City, he was also turned down by Free State Stars, who are now keen on a left-back with Thato Thlone leaving.
Since joining Bakgaga, Masenamela has played 14 games, proving just how much of a warrior he remains.
“There has been interest in his services from other PSL clubs but his representatives feel the only way to repay Baroka is to give them first preference,” a source close to the club tells KickOff.com.
“Some of the clubs that are suddenly interested are those that were not even interested in him when he was without a club last year. While he signed a deal ending at the end of this month and, without an option, Baroka will be given first option to decide on what they want to do with him before all other teams can even be considered.”
Baroka’s status as a PSL club could be determined on Wednesday, should Black Leopards fail to find a victory against Stellenbosch FC in the penultimate fixture, before Bakgaga and Lidoda Duvha close off the mini-league on Saturday.