Mere waits on the Clever Boys
Posted: 27 July 2018 Time: 20:30
Former Platinum Stars captain Vuyo Mere says he hopes to soon know if he has a future with Bidvest Wits.
The fullback has been training with the Gavin Hunt-coached side for three weeks now waiting for contract talks to start.
The 34-year-old former Bafana Bafana player left relegated Dikwena (now called Umoya Cape United) after playing 36 matches in all competitions last term, which includes the Promotion/Relegation Play-offs.
Reports coming from the Clever Boys camp suggest the veteran defender has been impressive in his trial with the former league champions.
"So far so good," Mere said when asked how his assessment was going.
"Because these people haven't said a word, so I can't give you feedback of what they are thinking because I haven't spoken to them. So but then I'm still training with them, so hopefully next week or sometime before the end of this week they will let me know what's happening. So I don't know what's happening now.
"Skhokho sami it's not like there's anything that I can do. At least the positivity of it is that I'm still here. You know if there was nothing for me maybe they would have told me long ago to stop coming to training.
"So I'm just coming with the hope of signing with Wits. So if it does happen then I will take it. So I don't know, I will see. I will give them a week to see. I think this coming week there should be some word from them or something you know.
"Otherwise I have to go ... I have to ask them because if maybe they have kept me here and not say a word they will be wasting my time. So if anything happens ... then I'll have to look somewhere else."
Asked if there were any other offers on the table for his services, the former Mamelodi Sundowns stalwart said: "Nothing, because it's very difficult when you are a player on your own without an agent.
"Ja, I'm on my own so I don't know if teams were looking for me, mina I don't know how they [make] contact ... maybe agents they would be going to teams. So at the moment nothing."
Hunt and club CEO Jose Ferreira couldn't be reached for comment as their phones rang unanswered.