Themba Zwane’s Sundowns future decided, agent gives update

An update from Themba Zwane's agent has shed light on the future of Mamelodi Sundowns captain at the club.

The 34-year-old midfielder, Zwane is one of the few Masandawana players who saw their contracts expire at the end of the season.

The Brazilians have already extended the stays of Rivaldo Coetzee and Jody February ahead of the new season.

Zwane’s agent Jazzman Mahlakgane has confirmed that the club has triggered one year option on the player’s contract.

AGENT ON WHAT’S NEXT FOR THEMBA ZWANE

“Well, I’m actually surprised that Sundowns haven’t made a formal announcement because they’ve taken an option,” said Mahlakgane.

“So, Themba has the two options and they have taken one option for the season we are going into.

“So, he’s still secured at Sundowns.”

Mahlakgane also praised Zwane's abilities on the field despite being over 30, suggesting the midfielder could still have two good years left in him.

MAHLAKGANE ON ZWANE – ‘I’M NOT BEING BIAS’

“You know the quality of Themba, you should not confuse it with his age or anything because it might get mixed up with that,” he added.

“Look at the quality of Themba not how old he is. The level at which Themba plays, for me, without being bias because he’s my player, he could give this country and his clubs another two to three years, simple.

“And I think this is a conversation that’s no longer a secret that I communicated with Sundowns, to say someone like him at this level, looking after himself so well, he’s not a night-sleeper.

“For me, we reward him as long as he can play. I was encouraged when I watched the Euro that between (Critiano) Ronaldo and Pepe. One is 39 and one is 41.

“And these guys can play like a 25-year-old. So, I think the two players at that level, they’ve given us an opportunity to start looking at the players’ qualities not how old they are.

“And Themba is one player who must lead that conversation.”

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