Abraw not done with Chiefs yet

KickOff.com can reveal that Abraw only heard that his contract 'will be terminated by mutual consent’ while on holiday back home, when Chiefs released a statement to that effect.

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The 26-year-old attacker arrived back in the country on Wednesday and revealed the reality of the situation he faces at present.

“I am not a free agent as yet,” he confirmed to this website on Friday evening. “I was also surprised to read that I am being released while on holiday in Togo.

"I will hopefully get to finalise my separation from Chiefs next week, but for now we haven’t agreed because I haven’t signed on anything.

"We sat yesterday [Thursday] and didn’t agree, and so we will meet again next week. At this moment there is the proposal they have made that I leave, but we are negotiating about the contract that I still have with the club.

"So we will continue talking because they have told me that I am not playing and all that. I have another year remaining on my contract that we need to talk about. Hopefully we will reach an agreement by next week,” explained Abraw.

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The former Free State Stars striker didn’t feature at all during the 2016/17 season, after undergoing knee surgery at the start of the campaign.

Following a disappointing season, Chiefs are reshuffling their frontline with Abraw joined by Siphelele Mthembu and Lewis Macha through the exit door, while Edward Manqele has also departed.