JOHANNESBURG – Bloemfontein Celtic say they are unwilling to cut short defender Lorenzo Gordinho’s loan spell from Kaizer Chiefs at the request of his parent club.
Speaking to IOL shortly after Amakhosi said in a brief statement on Thursday that they had sent a letter asking for Gordinho to return to Naturena, Celtic chief executive Khumbulani Konco confirmed that under no circumstances would they agree to lose their centreback.
Gordinho moved to Celtic in a shock move during the January transfer window last season and speedy winger Kabelo Mahlasela went in the opposite direction.
“The answer is no,” said Konco.
“We have agreed to Lorenzo being at Celtic for 12 months and that is until January next year. Those were the terms of our deal. He will not be going anywhere.”