SuperSport United veteran striker Thamsanqa Gabuza is “in talks” with Stellenbosch FC and a deal might be announced soon.
Gabuza is out of contract with SuperSport at the end of the season and he’s left with six months on his current deal, meaning legally, he’s eligible to sign a pre-contract with a club of his choice.
Previously, club CEO Stan Matthews told iDiski Times coach Gavin Hunt holds all the cards when it comes to Thamsanqa Gabuza and Bradley Grobler, who is also out of contract with the club at the end of the season.
However, according to our sources, SuperSport will not renew Gabuza’s contract when it expires at the end of the season, though Matthews said his sense of humour has been huge in creating a nice environment within the club.
So far, the big striker has scored two goals in 15 appearances this season for Matsatsantsa, who are lying third in the DStv Premiership table with 27 points after 16 matches.
Stellenbosch, meanwhile, sit in 13th position on 17 points – level with Maritzburg United, who sit in the relegation-promotion playoff spot and are currently on an eight-match winless run.
As a consequence, it is understood that Steve Barker wants to add more fire-power to his young squad and seems to keen to convince Gabuza of a January move.
The 35-year-old joined SuperSport in the 2019/20 season from Orlando Pirates along with Kudakwashe Mahachi.
Since Gabuza arrived at the Tshwane giants, he has won the MTN8, which came in the same season of his arrival that ended in the bubble due to Covid-19.
SuperSport have already suffered a hammer blow after defender Thatayaone Ditlhokwe has agreed a pre-contract with Kaizer Chiefs, who announced he will join them after the end of the season.
The 24-year-old, who joined the club ahead of the 2019/20, season just like Gabuza, will see his deal expire at the end of the season.