Stelenbosch FC have breached a deal for SuperSport United’s assist king, Iqraam Rayners on a two and a half year deal, bringing him back to the team he helped get to the top flight.
Initially Stellies were more keen on bringing in his teammate Thamsanqa Gabuza, but once that deal fell through they quickly shifted to someone that has been with the team and has previously created history with the Winelands-based outfit.
“Apparently, that doesn’t seem likely, unfortunately,” Steve Barker told the media in attendance at the Danie Craven Stadium in reference to the Gabuza deal.
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. And he is on his way back to the Danie Craven stadium
Gavin Hunt was going to release Gabuza, whom he already confirmed was 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.
As confirmed today, Hunt has brought in his former Pirates teammate, Zakhele Lepasa, and at the same time a move was made by Royal AM, according to SABC Sport for the services of “Ganda Ganda’, as he is known in footballing circles. He subsequently turned down the offer from Thwihli Thwahla, with thoughts of fighting for a position at the Tshwane-based club.