Mthembu caught in the middle

Premiership reported on June 20 that the player had agreed on a three-year deal and that the only hold-up was on the two clubs deciding on a transfer fee.

And that seemed to be the hold-up as Mthembu tells that he is still no closer to being a Chiefs player.

“I don’t want to comment because this matter has not been finalised,” he says. “Please speak to both Platinum Stars and Kaizer Chiefs they will be able to give you a direction. On my side, I don’t have anything to say.”

When we contacted Stars coach Allan Freeze to comment he referred us to the club. “I do not want to comment about this or any movement of players; Senzo [Mazingisa] is the right person to speak to,” Freese tells Mazingisa was unavailable.

Mthembu first came to prominence when he joined Chiefs after signing for Orlando Pirates. The League later ruled that the player belonged to the Buccaneers. He scored six goals in 20 starts for Pirates before spells at Bloemfontein Celtic and Golden Arrows.