Kosovo deal for relegated SA star

GladAfrica Championship

Royal Eagles centre-back Happy Mashau has signed for a top-tier club in Kosovo, FK Trepca 89.

The 27-year-old played 25 matches for the Eagles team that was relegated from the GladAfrica Championship to the ABC Motsepe League last season.

According Mashau's agent Lebo 'Guluva' Mashishi, the Kriel-born star left on Sunday last week to sign a three-year deal with the Football Superleague side.

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"He signed for two seasons and an option for one," Mashishi tells KickOff.com.

"It came through my very close partner Kenneth Yamongbe, who contacted me and I presented Happy. So they followed him throughout the bio-bubble, collected his stats and they were convinced. So they sent us the contract and the player was signed a week after Royal Eagles was officially relegated."

Meanwhile, Eagles general manager Lungile Mzolo says next season's plans for the KwaZulu-Natal club are still not clear.

"Eagles has been relegated you know, so we are still waiting for a lot of things to be finalised. Things will be much clearer when the season starts, then I will be able to tell you who is still here and who has left," Mzolo says.

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"We haven't confirmed anything at the moment. We still have players, but others they are now free as their contracts ended in June. It's up to a player if he wants to extend or not. There will be a team next season but I can't confirm some of the things at this stage."

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