Pirates and Sundowns target Buhle Mkhwanazi set to stay with TTM

Buhle Mkhwanazi of Bidvest Wits passes during the Absa Premiership match between Stellenbosch FC and Bivest Wits at Cape Town Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Buhle Mkhwanazi of Bidvest Wits passes during the Absa Premiership match between Stellenbosch FC and Bivest Wits at Cape Town Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Image: EJ Langner/Gallo Images

Bafana Bafana centreback Buhle Mkhwanazi looks set to finish out the year left on his contract at Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) in the 2020-21 season.

The sale of Bidvest Wits to TTM has seen many of the more high-profile players from the Wits squad find contracts elsewhere.

Mkhwanazi, though, looks set to finish out the year left on his contract with TTM, where owner Masala Mulaudzi will relocate the newly-acquired Premiership franchise to Thohoyandou in Venda.

This is despite interest in the Bafana centreback - a sturdy performer at last year's Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt - from Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.

Mkhwanazi, SowetanLIVE is informed, was offered in the region of a R2-million payout for the remainder of his contract by TTM to be a free agent.

However the defender apparently will reject such an offer as it falls well short of the R5-million he earns annually.

The clubs who are interested in the 30-year-old have apparently also not matched that salary figure of around R400,000 per month.

Mkhwanazi joined Wits from Pretoria University FC in July 2014, winning a league title at the Clever Boys under coach Gavin Hunt in 2016-17.

The central defender renewed a contract that was due to expire in June 2019 to June 2021 in January 2019.

X