Mahachi waiting to know fate

ZIMBABWE international winger Kudakwashe Mahachi insists his future will be decided next week in time for the start of 2016/17 Absa Premiership season which kicks off this month.

Mahachi, who is under contract with reigning Absa Premier League champions Mamelodi Sundowns until 2019, played on loan at Golden Arrows last season.

The former Highlanders and Chicken Inn star, was recently spotted training with Golden Arrows where he clarified his current position.

“Nothing has been finalised and at Arrows I was just running around,” Mahachi told South African media when asked about training with Abafana Bes’thende again.

“But my issue will be done and dusted and there will be clarity next week. After this week I’m hopeful that everything will be sorted out because at Arrows I was just running around.

“And I came here to check my things because I left my things here, my car and everything.”

Mahachi had been linked with a return to Arrows after it emerged he was not in Pitso Mosimane’s plans for 2016/17.

Arrows coach Clinton Larsen said both clubs are in talks regarding Mahachi’s potential return to the Durban-based outfit.

The 22-year-old scored three goals and provided four assists in 19 league appearances for Larsen’s side last term.

Sundowns had indicated that they had reacquired the 22-year winger back to the club.

Sundowns chief executive Sizwe Nzimande was recently quoted as saying: “Players like Kuda for us are great players for the future as he is still a bit young.

“He is 22 at the moment but being that young he is still a great player so we felt let us get him back and look at a scenario where he can go out and develop himself somewhere else and then once he is ready, maybe after a year, two or three he can then come back.

“So it is a discussion with him and I have had a couple of meetings with him, I met with him on Sunday and we had a discussion which we will see where it takes us.”

There were also reports in South Africa that were linking Mahachi with several clubs including Kaizer Chiefs, something which was confirmed by Nzimande.

“Yes we have been approached. They say there is honour amongst thieves and when you are approached it is important that you keep the approach to yourself out of respect for the other side,” Nzimande said.

“But we have had three clubs that have approached us who are all interested in his services. We would be willing to let him go but that is a decision that will ultimately come from the technical team as they are the ones who assess the player and say this one is ready or not ready.

“They may feel he must stay, they may feel he must go out on loan again but once they give us the direction we will then look at that and act in accordance to what is best for the club,” he adds.

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