Fransman offered new deal

The 34-year-old was signed at the beginning of the 2016/17 season by then-coach Ernst Middendorp on a two-year deal following his departure from Bloemfontein Celtic.

The former Kaizer Chiefs centre-back has been a stalwart for the Team of Choice this season, featuring in 32 matches in all competitions. He was handed the captain's armband after Denis Weidlich left for Bidvest Wits in January.

“We’ve given Fransman a proposal and we are waiting for his agent to confirm,” Kadodia in short tells

Fransman’s experience has been important for a relatively young side, which will battle Free State Stars in their first ever Nedbank Cup final at Cape Town Stadium on May 19.

Fadlu Davids' team will first host KwaZulu-Natal rivals Golden Arrows in their last league game of the campaign at Harry Gwala Stadium on May 12.

United, in fourth place on the Premiership log with a club-record haul of 43 points, have already ensured they will better their best-ever seventh-place finish last term.