Mathoho decision imminent
Disgruntled Bloemfontein Celtic defender Eric Mathoho says a final decision on his future will be made this week, and that Kaizer Chiefs remains his desired destination.
Tower, as he is affectionately known, has been locked in a three-way tug-of-war as Celtic continue to ward off offers for their star centre-back from Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns.
Mathoho himself made his intentions crystal clear by handing in a transfer request some months ago, although Phunya Sele Sele outright rejected it as their only wish is to retain his services.
However, a decision on where Mathoho will be playing his football next season looks imminent, a piece of news that comes as a huge relief to the R3 million-rated defender.
"I made it clear where I want to go," Mathoho told The New Age.
"Chiefs is where I am going to. I am meeting Celtic management in less than two days and my stance is still the same.
"Sundowns approached me but I must follow my heart. It has been a frustrating moment for me, but the support I have been receiving from my family has helped me to deal with this issue."
Celtic appear more than ready to draw the saga out for as long as necessary, though, with CEO Khumbulani Konco saying: "We are not in a hurry to decide where (Mathoho) is heading to.
"We are meeting with him in a few days and we hope to finally seal the matter."
Mathoho's agent Tim Sukazi added: "Like I said before, the player decided some weeks ago to join Chiefs and we are waiting for Celtic management to come back to us."