Rayners signs deal with Gauteng club

Premiership

SuperSport United have signed Stellenbosch striker Iqraam Rayners on a pre-contract, according to Steve Barker.

The Stellies head coach says Matsatsantsa have signed the 2018/2019 National First Division golden boot winner for next season, and he will join the Gauteng side in June when his contract with the club ends.

The 24-year-old scored 18 goals last season and is sitting on five so far as the club navigates its maiden season in the Absa Premiership.

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"Ja no Iqraam he's signed a pre-contract with SuperSport for next season," Barker tells KickOff.com.

"You know that's fine, we are happy for him. You know we are a club that don't stand in people's way if they feel they've got better opportunities elsewhere. And you know we wish him well, he has done very well for us.

"He helped us get promoted, and he's doing a great job for us now. He's been very good for our club. He knows that we wish him well going forward, and yes it is what it is.

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"He is still here, he is still playing for us, he will honour his contract until the end of the season. We are happy that he is committed to the club till the end of the season and it's part of football, people move on.

"It creates an opportunity for other players to come in and we know he's been very good for us, top goalscorer last year. This year he's adding value in scoring goals and assists.

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"But you know sometimes you can't always compete with the other clubs, and we're not going to be a club that will stay in a player's way. We wish him the best, and hopefully he's got a good career going forward.

"We look forward to him contributing till the end of the season. His contract is coming to an end in June, yes."

SuperSport media officer Brian Moshoeshoe referred this website to CEO Stan Matthews, who could not be reached for comment.

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