Platinum Stars and Warriors fringe striker Terence Mandaza is now jobless.
Mandaza came on as a substitute in Warriors’ humiliating 1-0 defeat to Guinea in the opening Group G 2014 World Cup qualifiers at the National Sports Stadium last Sunday.
Reports from South Africa said Mandaza was now jobless after he was released with three other foreign players, Niger defender Mohammed Chicoto, Cameroon goalkeeper Eugene Etame Soppo and Malawian striker Chiukepo Msowoya.
Platinum Stars is undergoing a major overhaul ahead of the new season with almost a dozen players being let go, including towering striker Nathan Paulse and former Kaizer Chiefs defender Tshifhiwa Mmbooi.
The club is not taking the year’s option that it had on Paulse’s contract, leaving the lanky striker faced with making a fourth move in just under three years.
Stars have also chosen not to hold onto Tshepo Moloto, who joins Mbuyiselo Sambu and Solomon Mathe in the list of those who have been given the green light to look elsewhere.
Former Moroka Swallows midfielder Morgan Shivambu is still under contract, but the club is considering letting him go, while the future of Phelelani Mpangase is hanging, as he is yet to respond to the contract renewal proposal made to him. Lucas Thwala and Mduduzi Nyanda, who were on loan from Orlando Pirates, have been allowed to return to their club with chances of them going back to Stars looking slim.
“We are not renewing Paulse’s contract. Mmbooi is gone, though he spent the last half of the past season on loan to Dynamos. Moloto has joined Sambu and Mathe is among players that have been allowed to look elsewhere. Regarding Shivambu, we are still considering his position while with Shivambu his contract is up and we have offered him a new deal that he is yet to sign,” explained Jason Raine, Stars’ general manager.