Price tag to determine which way Basadien goes?
Reports coming from Cape Town reveal that Stellenbosch FC are open to let go of Fawaaz Basadien as they feel they have enough cover even if he goes, the 26years old is subject to interest from Kaizer Chiefs and DSTV Premiership Champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
But he will definitely not come cheaper, as its rumoured that Stellies are looking for around R8M to let go of the talented Left Back.
As previously reported by the Siya crew, defender Fawaaz Basadien had landed on the radar of both Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns.
Following his inclusion by Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos for the Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad, there was even more interest apparently. But later on, Stellenbosch FC chief executive officer Rob Benadie confirmed to SABC Sport that the club had triggered the year on Basadien’s contract.
This now means the left back remains tied to the side from the Winelands until June 2025 and can only leave if a significant bid comes in.
According to sources within the Stellies camp, the hierarchy could be swayed into allowing Basadien to leave should a solid offer be put on the table.
Stellies, who are high flyers this season and have already won the club’s first-ever trophy in the Carling Knockout, have not stood in the way of players wanting to move on to greener pastures.
The list is long from Zitha Kwinika, Ashley Du Preez, Olwethu Makhanya, Siboniso Mthethwa and Junior Mendieta… there’s always a price.
It’s understood the sentiments around Basadien are not different, and the 27-year-old, signed from Moroka Swallows last season, can be sold if the offer tabled for his service meets the club’s valuation.
Basadien has been a regular for Stellenbosch FC ever since joining, he has been dishing out consistent perfomances week in and week out and that has put him on the spotlight, the Cape Town born Defender-Midfielder is known for his ability on the ball dubbed as one of the most technically gifted Left Backs in the country, due to his ability to cross the ball and his technique when executing free kick duties.