Mashikinya joins Celtic in Lakay swap
Posted: 18 July 2017 Time: 15:49
Bloemfontein Celtic and Cape Town City have agreed on a swap deal which sees Given Mashikinya join Phunya Sele Sele in exchange for fellow midfielder Lyle Lakay.
The clubs were due to attend a PSL Dispute Resolution Chamber hearing today to discuss the future of Lakay. City took Celtic to the DRC in a bid to secure Lakay's clearance certificate. Phunya Sele Sele, however, maintained the player was still contracted to them until June 2018.
Siwelele have since released a statement on their website, which reads: 'Instead of sitting through Dispute Resolution Chamber which was postponed for today (18th July 2017) for the case involving Lyle Lakay who still had a one-year option on his contract; both Bloemfontein Celtic and Cape Town City mutually agreed on a swap deal. Given Mashikinya, an industrious midfield player will be joining Celtic with Lakay going the opposite way.'
Celtic CEO Khumbulani Konco added: “We are glad that the matter between ourselves and City concerning Lakay has been solved harmoniously. Lakay was still contracted to the team and even though he wanted to leave it was prudent for him to follow appropriate procedures. City approached us in a professional way trying to solve the matter and after deliberations and also consultation with our technical team, we agreed to sign Given and allow Lyle to join them.”