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Platinum Stars attackers Gift Links and Benson Shilongo off to Egypt

Posted: 16 January 2018 Time: 09:30

Platinum Stars attacking duo Gift Links and Benson Shilongo are set to complete moves to Egypt in the current transfer window.

Links, 19, and Shilongo, 25, both jetted out to Cairo over the weekend to finalise negotiations with an unnamed Egyptian Premier League side, but will have to wait for Dikwena’s sale to go through before completing their moves.

It would seem former Bidvest Wits forward Phakamani Mahlambi's move to Al Ahly in September last year has raised the profile of South Africans in North Africa.

Links has made just two appearances under coach Roger de Sa this season, with one coming in the Telkom Knockout quarterfinal 2-1 defeat to Bloemfontein Celtic and the other in a 0-0 Absa Premiership draw against the same team.

Shilongo, who is a centre-forward, has also managed just two appearances, with his first coming in Stars’ 2-0 season-opening Absa Premiership defeat to Maritzburg United and his second in the 1-0 league loss to Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Phokeng-based outfit are currently waiting on the approval from the Premier Soccer League, before announcing the club's sale by the end of this week.

Article by: Chad Klate (@CKlatey)
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