Mthethwa plays down Chiefs talk


Stellenbosch FC defender Sibusiso Mthethwa says he is still committed to the club despite attracting interest from big clubs like Kaizer Chiefs.

The 28-year-old lanky, no-nonsense defender helped Stellies win promotion to the Absa Premiership as they clinched the National First Division title following a 0-0 draw with Maccabi FC in Stellenbosch on Sunday afternoon.

This website recently reported that Chiefs have been monitoring the central defender for some time now.

READ: Chiefs tracking Stellenbosch defender

Mthethwa, however, has poured cold water on the notion of a possible move away from the newly-promoted champions for now, adding he is in a happy place.

"I’m focused on the team I’m with right with now, so I have to respect the team I’m with now," Mthethwa tells

"We have just won the championship and I’m still focused on the club. I’m happy where I am. Only God knows what will happen in the future."

The former Platinum Stars player conceded it was a very tough season on which they were pushed until the last game.

"Glory to God as He is the one who has been with us as we have been praying hard," he adds. "It was not easy but at the end of the day we deserved it as we have been the most consistent team.

"At one stage it looked very difficult and that we are not winning but we came back strong in the end. That’s why I give glory to God."

Stellies coach Steve Barker suggested that he sees no reason for players to leave, adding he is confident the players want to create more history with the club.

"Look, that is something you cannot control in football," Barker says. "I don’t think we as the club will stand in the way of any players should they want to leave. We shall definitely sit down and discuss these important matters going forward."