With Kaizer Chiefs having been interested in the services of Stellenbosch FC striker Iqraam Rayners, it seems like the will meet tough competition from Europe Clubs, as Stellenbosch rejects an offer from Saudi Arabia.
Kaizer Chiefs have been keen admires of Iqraam Rayners since last year, they have been monitoring him for quite some time, with an aim to bolster their striking department.
Pitso attempted to lure Rayners to Saudi Arabia?
Newly-appointed Abha FC coach Pitso Mosimane made attempts to lure Iqraam Rayners to Saudi Ara- bia, the Siya crew can exclusively reveal.
Following speculation about his future, the well-travelled coach returned to the Middle East coun- try after being appointed as head coach of Abha FC in January.
News coming out of Stellenbosch FC is that ex-Bafana Bafana men- tor tried to push for a deal for the burly marksman on the last dayof the January transfer window as he wanted to take him along to his new club as part of the plans to starve off relegation.
According to insiders, Mosimane had planned to take the player with him to his new club on a short-term basis.
The UEFA Pro Licence holder has also signed a short-term contract with the club as was confirmed by his handlers from MT Sports Mar- keting and Management when the deal was finalised.
According to sources, Stellies turned the deal down as they were against losing a player of Rayners’ calibre at the crucial stage of the season.
The 28-year-old has been the Winelands’ team’s go-to man for goals, contributed immensely to the club winning the Carling Knockout in December 2023, as well as doing well in the league.
“Pitso and those involved were pushing for a deal which they thought would be great for Stellenbosch and the player. But because of the management’s reluc- tance, they put a stop to it,” said a source.
It is believed that had the player gone, it would have been a multi- million rand deal, though sources close to the Western Cape outfit have indicated that not everyone was happy with that figure