Rakhale linked with Shakhtar move


Thabo Rakhale's manager Mandla Mthembu has dismissed rumours linking the former Orlando Pirates midfielder with a move to Ukraine.

Reports caused a stir on social media a few weeks ago that Shakhtar Donetsk were considering offering him a contract for next season.

The skilful winger is currently a free agent after parting ways with Chippa United at the end of June.

"It's my first time I hear this. Where did you see it? I am not aware of such reports," Mthembu tells KickOff.com.

The agent refused to be drawn on Rakhale's future as the 30-year-old continues to watch the remainder of the season at home.

Rakhale, at R8.2-million, makes the updated Released XI of the most valuable players who were not retained for the PSL restart