Good morning Khosi fans. Last week league action resumed and our unbeaten run came to an end on Tuesday… This, all while both Itumeleng Khune and Tefu Mashamaite have stalled in tying their future to the club - is there something wrong?
I may be looking too deep into things, but something doesn’t feel right here…
The New Year is meant to bring a fresh start and joy, but it has only seen the team stumble in the aftermath of an excellent opening half of the league. While it also seems that the hangover from the transfer window has impacted the side too.
On Tuesday evening, Stuart Baxter uncharacteristically admitted he is unsure how his team fell to the 2-0 defeat to SuperSport United.
This is most unlike Baxter, who is always self-assured and is impeccable with his analysis of the game, and his comments really left me feeling a bit uneasy.
On top of that, both Khune and Masha are yet to sign contract extensions with the club despite already being well into the last six months of their deals.
We all know the club lost Kingston Nkhatha on a pre-contract deal to United, as contract talks between the player and Bobby Motaung fell through. Now, the club could face losing both these skippers too…
Khune’s future at the club was well documented throughout the month of January, and while offering a hint that he could stay at the club, it is still unknown whether or not Itu will remain at Naturena.
Meanwhile, Mashamaite is also yet to put pen-to-paper. It was thought that he had reached a verbal agreement with the club over a new deal, but with Chiefs yet to announce an extension, who knows where he will be next season?
To me, it seems that all these things seem to be happening in one go and maybe, or maybe not, it is a coincidence… Who knows if Baxter’s future at the club is also delaying this process?
Despite having a contract until 2016, Baxter has never stayed at a club for longer than three season and the players could be waiting on that too.
Who knows – I could be overreacting… Khosi fans, are you worried about this delay in securing their futures?