Wednesday Jul 31, 2019. 13:00
The agent of goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo has emphasised that his client has not been released by Orlando Pirates.
The subject of Khuzwayo’s future with the club has been the subject of major speculation in recent days. Ahead of the Carling Black Label Cup this past weekend, the goalkeeper’s name was withdrawn from the starting line-up – reportedly due to medical reasons.
Then on Monday Pirates released their 31-man squad list for the new season, but Khuzwayo’s name was a notable absentee.
However, according to his agent – Basia Michaels of Quality Talent Sports – the former Kaizer Chiefs shot-stopper is still part of coach Milutin Sredojevic’s squad.
“I can confirm with you unequivocally that Khuzwayo is a player of Orlando Pirates. He is staying and has not been released. I saw the list, I completely saw it,” Michaels told Goal.
“That is why I confirm with you that he’s not been released. You see those are matters [exclusion from the list on his future] of confidentiality at this point of time.
“That is between us and Pirates. I can’t just come out and say these things.”
The number one jersey, which was assigned to Khuzwayo last season after his move from rivals Kaizer Chiefs, has been given to new signing Joris Delle.