Usuthu set Gumede contract condition

AmaZulu general manager Lunga Sokhela says there is a condition that defender Tshepo Gumede has to fulfil first before he gets a new contract.

The former Orlando Pirates man arrived at Usuthu earlier this year on a short - term deal that is set to expire at the end of this month.

The player's agent Vasili Barbis recently confirmed in the media that the player has extended his contract at the club by a further three years, a statement Sokhela is refuting.

“No, Tshepo there's an understanding between us, there is a condition that he has to fulfil,” Sokhela tells KickOff.com.

"If he does that you know we will extend his contract. So I'm sure his agent maybe they've agreed that the contract will be extended before they know that they've met that condition. So I'm not saying he [Barbis] was lying, so the condition...there is an option that's available and we'll exercise the option should he meet the condition there. I don't know if you understand what I'm saying."

Pressed further on what exactly is the condition that the player needs to fulfil before landing a new contract, Sokhela said: "No, no, no the details I can't give you but it's something that has to be fulfilled and that we'll check once he gets back. I think they are coming back on the 15th or something like that...we gonna meet and just check. If he fulfils it then we will be extending the contract. As we speak now legally no we haven't exercised the option."

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