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Pitso Wanted To Bring PSL Star To Saudi In January

Stellenbosch Football Club have rejected an offer for talisman Iqraam Rayners from Pitso Mosimane’s Saudi club, Abha FC, sources told iDiski Times.

Rayners has been instrumental for Stellenbosch since making his return to the club back in January 2023.

The 28-year-old hit the ground running with the Cape Winelands side, netting 21 goals and setting up four more in 34 appearances. He also surpassed 50 career goals for Stellenbosch and surpassed 100 appearances for the club.

The former SuperSport United forward won four Man Of The Match awards in the Carling Knockout Cup, helping his side to clinch their first ever trophy since gaining promotion.

This publication understands that Mosimane’s club submitted a bid for Rayners just after the Premier Soccer League window transfer closed and Stellenbosch rejected the offer. The PSL summer transfer window was closed on 26th January, while the window in Saudi Arabia was open until 30th January.

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Information received bu iDiski Times, state Stellies couldn’t let Rayners leave in this January, as they were going to struggle to find a replacement with the PSL transfer window closed already.

Mosimane signed a four-month deal with Abha and they are sitting 17th, five points away from safety in the Saudi Pro League. Mosimane has 15 matches to turn things around.

Story by Sinethemba Makonco (@Makonco_M).

Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco is one of South Africa's brightest up-and-coming football journalists. Makonco shot to prominence on social media as a reliable source for South African football news and transfer stories, and is currently working as a junior journalist at iDiski Times.