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Bidvest Wits looking to keep James Keene and Daylon Claasen

Posted: 22 March 2018 Time: 12:00

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt is confident striker James Keene will stay with the club, while the Clever Boys are expected to exercise the option in Daylon Claasen’s contract.

Keene has been linked with a move to SuperSport United, with some reports previously suggesting that he has signed a pre-contract with Matsatsantsa.

The English striker, who is the side’s top scorer with six goals in all competition, is in the last six months of his contract and last month he said the Clever Boys' management had not indicated if they want him to stay at the club.

Claasen returned from Europe at the start of the season, signing a one year deal with the option for another year. He has been one of the side’s top performing players, featuring in 26 matches in all competitions this season.

Wits recently tied captain Thulani Hlatshwayo down to a new three-year deal and will be hoping they can seal deals for Keene and Claasen in the near future.

"Ja, it's all gonna be sorted out very shortly," Hunt tells KickOff.com. 

“Things will be sorted out don't worry about that...I'm not sure about the whole situation, you need to phone Jose [Ferreira, Wits' CEO]." 

KickOff.com tried to get hold of Ferreira, but he couldn't be reached for comment.

Article by: Sipho Mlotha
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