Stellenbosch FC and Kaizer Chiefs have reached an agreement regarding the transfer of highly-rated midfielder Sibongiseni Mthethwa, according to a reliable source at the Cape Club.
The much-speculated deal will see the 29-year-old Mthethwa join Amakhosi on a three-year contract, marking a major career opportunity for the talented player.
Despite Stellenbosch’s initial reluctance to sell the midfielder, Mthethwa himself expressed his desire to move to a big team. The club respected his wishes, understanding the significance of this move for his professional growth.
Reports suggest that Stellenbosch initially rejected an offer from Chiefs earlier this week. However, the Cape Club eventually gave in when Amakhosi returned with a more enticing bid.
Mthethwa, who had been benched in Stellies’ recent 2-0 defeat to Moroka Swallows, is now on his way to Naturena. Speculation had arisen that his absence from the starting lineup might have been due to an impending deal with Chiefs.
However, it has been clarified that the player was simply being rested by coach Steve Barker for the upcoming league clash against Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium on Sunday.
Chiefs, under the guidance of new head coach Molefi Ntseki, have had a mixed start to the season and are actively seeking to strengthen their central midfield. The addition of Mthethwa will not only bolster their quality but also provide depth to their squad.
As of now, neither Stellenbosch media head Liam Bekker nor Chiefs communications manager Vina Maphosa have been available for comment.