'Shabba' is not coming back

Siphiwe Tshabalala's business manager Jazzman Mahlakgane says the former Kaizer Chiefs attacker will not be returning to South Africa anytime soon.

Reports surfaced in the media last month suggesting the player is no longer willing to stay on in Turkey if his team Erzurumspor are relegated, with some even linking the midfielder with a return to Kaizer Chiefs.

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The 34-year-old 'Shabba' has played 15 times in the league for the Turkish side, who are currently second from bottom with one more match to play this season. They could get relegated this Saturday, even if they beat Kayserispor away from home.

"You know I've been answering that question everyday," Mahlakgane tells KickOff.com.

"Even last night it was the only question that people kept asking me. This boy is not coming back. He is not coming back. People look at the current Chiefs form and link it to Shabba...no he's not. He is not coming back."

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Mahlakgane says ‘Shabba’ would look for a club in Europe, before considering a return to Mzansi.

"That [getting relegated] doesn't mean anything to Shabba in terms of coming back. It could be just...we will be looking for a new club. I think that's what confuses people because they are aware that this [Turkish] club is not looking so good."

According to Mahlakgane, Tshabalala has a year to run on his current deal with the club.

"He is still contracted for another year. Like I'm saying to you the big decision will be whether or not he is staying if they get relegated. No, he is not coming back by virtue of what's going on, no."

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