Updates On Siyethemba Sithebe’s Current Situation With AmaZulu.
Despite the fact that the midfielder has signed a precontract to join Kaizer Chiefs, Siyethemba Sithebe has been allowed to continue training with the AmaZulu senior side.
Sithebe’s middleman, uncle Musa Sithebe, a Durban attorney, has stated that the Newcastle-born youngster is not prevented from training with Benni McCarthy’s senior squad.
McCarthy had previously stated that he hoped to keep Sithebe, 29, in the lineup for the rest of the season, despite the fact that doing so would be difficult because any coach must begin scouting players to replace any talent on his way out to another side.
McCarthy announced last week that he had agreed to his chairperson, Sandile Zungu, and the board’s direction that Sithebe not kick a ball in anger for Usuthu again.
Musa Sithebe acknowledged that the dreadlocked midfielder had been allowed to continue training at AmaZulu, but expressed disappointment that he would not be allowed to play.
“Yes, Siyethemba has confirmed that he is still training with the team,” says the spokesman. “At one point, the coach wanted to put him in the [playing] squad, but he couldn’t because of the concerns,” Musa Sithebe said.
Musa Sithebe was told that, unlike some clubs, AmaZulu had not sent Sithebe to train alone, and that they were being fair in that regard.
“I suppose so,” he answered, despite the fact that he disagreed.
“I didn’t want to talk about the AmaZulu and Siyethemba issue in the media for a long time,” he continued, “but it’s just a horrible scenario.”
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“Because players are entitled to negotiate on reasonable terms for new contracts, he initiated negotiations with AmaZulu while negotiating with Chiefs.” “Everything was wide open.”
According to Musa Sithebe, the rules allow players to begin contract negotiations with other clubs when their contracts expire after six months, ensuring that they do not leave unemployed.
“As a result, I’m upset with the situation and the way it ended,” he stated.
Siyethemba Sithebe, he suggested, could be at a disadvantage if he enters a competitive atmosphere with a big club after not kicking a ball competitively for six months.
“He’s been in such circumstance previously, even though it was due to an injury in that case,” Musa Sithebe noted.
“When he joined AmaZulu from Mbombela United [in July 2015], he had that.” That was also a significant advancement in his profession.”
While Musa Sithebe says that the transfer talks with Chiefs were completely legal, AmaZulu has reportedly scrutinized the agreement and claims to have discovered evidence of illegality.