JOHANNESBURG – Asked about his contract situation and future at Kaizer Chiefs, versatile player Joseph Molangoane was not convincing in his reply on Thursday morning, suggesting the details from his point of view were embarrassingly sketchy.
He joined Amakhosi in December 2016 as a free agent shortly after a spell with Chippa United, and signed what the club confirmed to be a three-year deal ending in June 2019 – effectively the end of next season.
Whether it was the fact that he might not have expected a question about his commitment to the club as the current campaign draws to a close, or if he genuinely does not know how long his contract still has to run, cannot be verified.
“It’s not a two-year contract. It’s three years,” Molangoane said confidently at first before being caught in two minds: “Eish, you know these paper things, I don’t know them very well. But I think I still have a year and I am happy.”
He would have been correct in guessing that he still has 12 more months at Naturena come the end of this season, but it would help if he was certain.
“I don’t have an option to renew, but I am still enjoying it here,” Molangoane, who had a good chuckle about not being a 100 percent sure of the details of his employment agreement with Chiefs, added.
Of course it is highly likely that he solely relies on his agent to do the negotiating, and he just dots the I’s and crosses the T’s.
At the end of the day, all the player wants to do is strut his stuff on the pitch, right?