By Daniel Chokoe
Ajax Cape Town have agreed terms with Kaizer Chiefs for the services of Lebogang Manyama.
Manyama’s move to the Chiefs in January is subject to the player agreeing personal terms with the club.
In a press release, Ajax admit that the “lucrative offer” they made to Manyama was not enough to entice him to stay, but add that they wish him all the best at Amakhosi.
“We have agreed and accepted the offer made by Kaizer Chiefs for Manyama’s services,” club boss Ari Efstathiou says.
“As new management, we indicated at the start of the season that we would like to retain our players so as to build a strong and competitive team.
“We offered Lebo a new lucrative contract, however, the player indicated that he would like to make a move and start a new adventure in his life.
“With Lebo’s contract coming to an end in June 2014, we had no alternative but to consider all our options.
“Kaizer Chiefs was first off the block, tabling an offer that was fair and reasonable.
“We are absolutely sure that Lebo will play his heart out in the remaining two home games against Bloemfontein Celtic and Platinum Stars next week and will leave the club that launched his career with a flurry of goals.
“We appreciate Lebo’s contribution to the success of Ajax Cape Town during his time at Ikamva and we wish him well for his future.”
Chiefs have signed one of SA’s brightest talents and he will play a huge role in helping Amakhosi regain their title, Amakhosi are expected to sign a few more players since they will be participating in the CAF Champions league which starts early next year. They will need to add depth to their thin squad.
Which other player do you think Chiefs need to sign?