AmaZulu FC chairman Sandile Zungu has revealed the reasons the club refused to swap two players from Kaizer Chiefs for want-away star midfielder Siyethemba Sithebe.

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For his actions, Sithebe who has already signed a pre-contract with the Soweto giants has been sidelined by the KwaZulu-Natal-based club for the rest of the season.

Without mentioning names, Zungu confirmed that Amakhosi did approach them with a swap deal proposal as they look to land their man before the close of the transfer window, but they were not satisfied with what they have been offered.

"We were offered two players by Kaizer Chiefs," Zungu confirms to snl24.com/kickoff.

"And we made it very clear that look, we not a dumping ground for rejects. Ja we were offered but we looked at the players that they were offering and we said no.

"So we will see with Sithebe, we were officially informed by Kaizer Chiefs that they were talking to him, but they haven't come back to us ever since. They know what our expectations are if they have to get him by end of January. If they can't get him in January we will do what's in our best interest.

"We don't know when they need the player, but if they need him in this January transfer window they know what should happen. The other two players we rejected, we don't need them. I won't mention their names, they may be good for other teams but they are not good enough for AmaZulu.

"We are not a dumping ground for other team's rejects, AmaZulu of old and AmaZulu of today - our brand is very important and we need to protect it,” he said.