Coach of South African championship club Free State Stars, Themba Sithole has been told by the management of the side not to put free-scoring Ghanaian striker Daniel Gozar in his plans for next season.
The 26-year-old Ghanaian has been in stupendous form for the Ea Lla Koto this season netting eleven goals and providing six assists in 21 games which has caught the attention of several teams in the ABSA PSL.
Despite having an option to extend his contract by one more year when it ends next month, Free State Stars are convinced that they cannot hold on to the Ghanaian forward due to the big teams on his heels and preparing for life without him.
“Gozar has got one more year and we are going to extend for another season now,” Sithole told kickoff
“But there is a lot of interest from the PSL. So I was told not to plan on Gozar for next season. I don’t know the teams, I was not told the teams, but I was told not to put full plans on Gozar because he is scoring and the PSL they don’t have those type of strikers.”
“I don’t know who spoke to [Stars general manager] Rantsi [Mokoena] but he told me not to plan with Gozar. He is a good striker just… but he’s got one more season.”
“I’m sure knowing my people there is no way we can keep him with one season on his contract… I’m sure they are going to exercise the option and give him another year if nobody comes up with money.”
“But what I heard is that there are people interested. It’s just that when your bosses tell you there are people interested in a player, you don’t care who is interested as long as they make money.” He added.
Gozar on the other hand also emphasized in an interview with Graphic Sports that everything is in the hands of his agent who is working very hard for him.
“Yes is true, I have several offers, but I cannot say anything yet as my agent is handling my transfer stuff. It has been a great year for me at Free State Stars and I am happy we can at least make the top six play off.” Gozar told Sportsworldghana.
The talented attacker previously played for Dreams FC and Ashanti Gold before moving to South Africa last summer