The future remains uncertain for one of Mamelodi Sundowns' players and it could be difficult for him to leave at the end of the season, due to various factors.
According to an informant, goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse still has two years to run on his current deal with the defending Premiership champions and that will make it difficult for anyone to buy him out of his contract.
The former Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United shot-stopper has seen his career regress over the last few seasons and his chances of getting any sort of game-time at Chloorkop were made all the more difficult when the club acquired the services of Ricardo Goss and brought Jody February back from a loan spell with GladAfrica Championship side Cape Umoya United.
Sundowns could look at loaning out February again before the start of next season, which could mean Pieterse stays with Masandawana because they always want to have four goalkeepers registered for the CAF Champions League.
The 29-year-old is yet to make an appearance for the Brazilians this season and has only made it to the bench in one match.
"You know why it might be difficult for him to leave? They use him for CAF. I don't think they will release him from the contract. And who is going to buy him out? He has not been playing much for the amount of money he is on. No one can buy him out of that contract. It's not in Sundowns' interests to sell him anyway. He still has two more years to go on his deal," a source said.