Stellenbosch FC approach Kaizer Chiefs for Kgaogelo Sekgota

Stellenbosch FC approach Kaizer Chiefs for Kgaogelo Sekgota

Stellenbosch FC have approached Kaizer Chiefs over the services of winger Kgaogelo Sekgota, who has a year left on his contract, SABC Sport sources have confirmed developments.

But they will have stiff competition to try get a deal over the line with news that the player has also attracted interest from Belgium. 

Sekgota joined Amakhosi from Swallows in July 2021 and it has never been a secret that the Bafana Bafana international still has hopes of going back overseas having played in Lithuania and Portugal. 

The 26-year-old returned to the Premier Soccer League to sign for the now defunct Bidvest Wits for his first taste of topflight football in his native country. 

He was signed by the Dube Birds when Wits sold their franchise in a shock decision that stunned the football fraternity three years ago. 

It’s emerged now that coach Steve Barker is a huge admirer of Sekgota and is eager to have him form part of the Stellies squad for the upcoming 2023/24 season, although this would require a sizeable transfer fee. 

According to information gathered by SABC Sport, the Glamour Boys aren’t desperate to sell – in fact Sekgota remains part of the plans under newly appointed mentor Molefi Ntseki and his technical staff. 

However, with one year remaining on the player’s contract, Chiefs will not block any potential move if it makes financial sense for both the club and Sekgota as evidenced by the sale of defender Siyabonga Ngezana. 

The Soweto giants confirmed last month the centre back, who was still under contract, had been sold to Romanian outfit FCSB. 

Stellies have recently come into a financial windfall after transfer two of their biggest assets in midfielders Junior Mendieta and Ibraheem Jabaar. 

Mendieta joined Mamelodi Sundowns, while Jabaar moved to Maccabi Petah Tikva in the Israeli Premier League. 

But Stellenbosch’s pursuit of Sekgota depends on whether they are willing to meet Chiefs’ valuation for Sekgota as well as the player’s personal terms. 

It is likely allowing him to go abroad is more favourable, and should any potential move fall flat then Amakhosi risk losing the player as a free agent a year from now unless they table a contract extension.