Nyumasi keeps Chiefs waiting over contract extension
“Chances are that I might stay but at the moment it is still 50/50” – Nyumasi
Mochudi Centre Chiefs forward Tendai Nyumasi is keeping the club on hold over contract extension talks. The former Ecco City Greens star, who has been influential for the Kgatleng giants this season, scoring goals and providing assists for the team had penned a two year contract with the club in 2014.
Though the player seems to be enjoying life with the reigning league champions, he could be headed for the exit at the end of the season. In an interview with Gazette Sport, following his side’s one all draw with Police XI on Saturday night at the Molepolole Sports Complex he openly revealed that he and Chiefs were yet to open new talks over seeing him stay beyond the current campaign.
“My contract with Chiefs expires at the end of the season, but we have not yet discussed anything with the club’s management over an extension,” said Nyumasi.He said the reason why there have not been such talks is the fact that he has his mind focused on helping Chiefs defend the league title.
“I have told them (Chiefs) to wait until the end of the season, and that’s when we could meet and discuss it. At the moment I am focused on helping the team defend the league,” he added.
“Chances are that I might be here next season, but at the moment it is still 50/50. I have a manager who is also looking into potential offers outside the country, but right now there is not really much to say,” he continued.
The 30 year old however, seemed coy to reveal whether Magosi will be given first preference for his signature at the end of the season. Sources at the club have made it an open secret that the club’s latest policy, where players do not get a signing on fee but instead gratuity fee at the end of their stay at the club could even push the talented forward to opt against signing with Chiefs.
“The truth is that this new system has killed our club (Chiefs), and it could be for the very same reason that the boy (Nyumasi) could leave the club at the end of the season,” a source has stated.
The well placed source however said they remained hopeful on keeping the services of the player beyond the 2015/16 season. “Obviously, he is one of our best players and it would be bad for the club to lose him. I believe he has enjoyed his stay here and would have no problems in continuing with the club,” ended the source.
Reached for comment, Mochudi Centre Chiefs Public Relations Officer Clifford Mogomotsi was unavailable for comment as his phone rang unanswered.