'Sailor' extends contract with Tycoons

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According to a report on the club’s website, Tshabalala signed a three-year contract on Monday to end all speculations about his future with the Tycoons.

This deal comes at a time when Tshabalala’s role in the centre of Stars’ defence has blossomed with every game he has played so far.

_quote“We are extremely pleased that Sailor has agreed terms to extend his contract with the club as he is one of our key players with international experience and that speaks volumes,” says communications manager Putco Mafani.

“When Al Ahly landed at the OR Tambo airport during their visit recently, their coach asked about Sailor Tshabalala and to us that demonstrates how much of an asset he really is to the club,” said Mafani.

Tshabalala got his break to fame during the Silver Stars years after the Stars knocked Orlando Pirates out of the ABSA Cup in the 2003/04 season and soon he was followed by offers from Pirates and other clubs.

After his stint at Pirates he was seen in the FC AK colours but soon made his return to his team of choice, Platinum Stars.

“Ja, I am in high spirits that again in my life I am enjoying my game with Stars and with the way the team is playing now there was no way I would consider going anywhere else.

“I love it here, we are like a tight family and the spirit between the management, technical staff and players is amazing because the coaches believe in us and that brings out the best in me, too,” said Tshabalala.

Stars seek another three points against Free State Stars at Olympia Park Stadium tonight.

Kick Off is at 19h30.

Should Stars beat their Free State visitors, they will move up to fourth position on the ABSA Premiership log.