Moleko poised to join Belgium

2012-01-07 20:06

Enterprising Bloemfontein Celtic right-back Kgotso Moleko could join a long list of South African players plying their trade in Belgium.

Moleko will jet out of the country during the ongoing transfer window period to join Lierse SK, which already has three other South African players on their books.

Moleko will join Siboniso Gaxa, Lance Davids and Daylon Claasen in Lierse’s colours.

According to Moleko’s business manager Tim Sukazi, the deal with Lierse could be a six-month contract with an option of a permanent move for the 22-year-old defender.

Sukazi was still waiting for permission from Celtic to allow the player to move to Belgium.

“As soon as we get a go-ahead from Celtic management then he will leave. Initially he should go for six months and we will take it from there,” said Sukazi.

Meanwhile, Sukazi said their negotiations with Mamelodi Sundowns regarding Elias Pelembe had deadlocked.
The Mozambican winger has been linked with a move to Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs as his contract with the Brazilians lapses at the end of the season, but Sukazi said there was no truth in the rumours.

“Although he is entitled to negotiate with any club now, there is nothing concrete on the table.

“The player is coming back on Wednesday and I will sit down with him to plot the way forward,” said Sukazi.

Sundowns’ technical advisor Trott Moloto said negotiations were ongoing regarding extending Pelembe’s contract.

“The fact that we are negotiating shows that we want to retain him as we value him,” said Moloto.

Midfielder Papi Zothwane, who bizarrely quit Sundowns via an SMS last month, has been linked with a move to Celtic.

Celtic’s chief executive Khumbulani Konco confirmed they were talking to Zothwane and said a deal was imminent.

Konco added that the deal with Bidvest Wits for Bongolwethu Jayiya was almost done, pending the paper work.

Free State Stars will place five players on the transfer market tomorrow.

Rantsi Mokoena, Stars’ general manager, said they needed to cut their squad from 31 and would release players who were deemed surplus to requirements.

The five are Mpho Makola, Madoda Motha, Tebelo Mofokeng, Mxolisi Gumede and Thamane Motaung.

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