- Ajax Cape Town defender Mosa Lebusa could soon be the object of a bidding war between Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates
- Ajax are reportedly willing to release their captain if their asking price of between R5 million and R8 million is met
- Orlando Pirates are believed to be leading the race to secure Lebusa’s signature
A potential bidding war is on the horizon in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) as the league’s big three teams focus their attention on signing Ajax Cape Town defender Mosa Lebusa. Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns are all believed to be interested in securing Lebusa’s signature.
Ajax Cape Town are reportedly willing to release their captain if another club is prepared to meet their asking price. Initial reports suggested the club was looking for around R5 million but has upped this amount to R8 million after being inundated with interest.
Lebusa was linked to a move to one of the top three teams early in the transfer window. The player was keen to remain in the PSL and was reported to be particularly taken with the chance of playing for Orlando Pirates.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the continued uncertainty surrounding Ajax Cape Town’s future in the PSL is thought to be a major factor behind the player looking to move to Gauteng.
Despite a ruling which effectively reinstated Ajax to 15th on the PSL log a lot of uncertainty remains about whether the club will be allowed to compete in the PSL or will be forced to take part in the National First Division.
Kickoff.co.za reported that while the ruling has been welcomed by the club it remains to be seen if there will be a player exodus as players look to cement their own futures in the league.
Kaizer Chiefs are reportedly interested in replacing Tsepo Masilela with Lebusa and are looking to sign the Ajax player on a long-term deal.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the PSL’s Executive Committee is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the Ajax ruling.
The committee will look at what options remain open and what the best course of action in the matter might be.
Various reports indicate that the league could be expanded to include 18 teams for the new season, other options include replaying the promotion/relegation playoffs or to challenge the court ruling at the Supreme Court of Appeals.
Both of the latter options are likely to result in lengthy legal proceedings which could jeopardize the start of the PSL season which is scheduled for 3 August.
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