Rikhotso Renews whilst Ndengane Moves On
10/1/2018 4:32:02 PM

After some lengthy yet cordial discussions with Alfred Ndengane’s representatives Bloemfontein Celtic has finally agreed to release the resolute defender from his contract. The versatile and humble defender will as from 1st October, 2018 not be part of the team.

Breaking the news Celtic CEO Khumbulani Konco said: “it is incredibly painful losing a player of Ndengane’s calibre; however, after speaking to him for months trying to convince him to stay we realized he was adamant about his request to be released. I must emphasize though, that through negotiations for him to extend his stay and his ultimate decision to depart, there was no bad blood but rather amicable discussions through his manager.”

“We therefore wish him all the best for his future endeavours and wholeheartedly thank him for his professional conduct and contribution towards the brand Celtic.”

Konco also concluded by announcing that utility defender, Tshepo Rikhotso, has extended his stay at Siwelele for 3-years and an additional one-year option to his current contract which is supposed to end next year (June 2019).

“He (Rikhotso) was natured and introduced to professional football by Celtic and we were happy when he, through his manager, committed to the team until 2023. In football you lose some but we must always try to keep the core of the team intact”