Thamsanqa Gabuza will leave Supersport United, but it looks like that fellow striker, Iqraam Rayners might stay and fight for a starting berth. Given the arrival of Serigne Mamour Niang, one of the two seem to be surplus requirements at SuperSport, and a deal will have to happen before the end of the current transfer window.
Gabuza so far this season has only made nine starts in 15 appearances and has scored two goals. Rayners has made seven starts out of 13 but came up with five assists making him possibly a more valuable member of the squad, from a creative perspective.
Gavin Hunt is going to release Gabuza, whom he already confirmed is not in his plans and gave the club the go ahead to listen and look for the clubs that are interested in signing the former Pirates man.
In his place he has brought in Senegalese Serigne Mamour Niang, who is former club striker Mame Niang’s young brother. The tall striker has been training with the team and has already impressed the club. He is waiting for his work permit and international clearance before Matsatsantsa can register him within the DStv Premiership.
The club management wanted to keep Gabuza till the end of the season, but Stellenbosch FC came looking for him and don’t want to wait at the end of the season when his contract ends. This makes sense as Stellies are currently at the wrong end of the table and need new faces fast. Meanwhile, it is said that striker Iqraam Rayners will stay put and fight for his first team position along with their highest goal scorer Bradley Grobler.
What we know.
Thamsanqa Gabuza has possibly played his last game and is heading to the Danie Craven Stadium, but Iqraam Rayners’ versatility, ability to cross and provide assists might keep him at the club for a little longer.
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