Trialists pile up at Celtic
Bloemfontein Celtic coach Clinton Larsen has confirmed the club have former SuperSport United midfielder Lyle Lakay on trial.
Also trying his luck is ex-Bidvest Wits defender Mzwanele Mahashe, who has been deemed surplus to requirements by the Clever Boys. And Larsen confirmed MTNFootball.com’s earlier report that Dominic Isaacs would be handed a trial with the team, though he refuted the news that a deal had been pre-agreed.
“We have got Lyly Lakay here, the former SuperSport United and FC Cape Town winger,” Larsen says. “We also have Mzwanele Mahashe, the former BidVest Wits defender. And we have ex-Kaizer Chiefs defender Dominic Isaacs joining us from Friday for a few days. It is a busy time.”
On stories that Isaacs had already
agreed terms with Celtic, Larsen says this is not the case.
“That is not true at all. Dominic will be joining us from Friday and we will be assessing him over the next few days.
“But we have not spoken to him at all about terms and have no idea what his demands are. We will see first how he comes through training with us and if we decide we want to make a move, we will start negotiations then.”
Lakay, who is still only 21, is a junior international and once touted as one of South Africa’s rising stars while at SuperSport. He was the chief destroyer for FC Cape Town as they stunned Kaizer Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup in 2010.
Mahashe spent last season on loan at National First Division side Mpumalanga Black Aces, and has since been released by Wits. Isaacs looks to have ended his lengthy trial with Ajax Cape Town as board-room dithering means he has yet to be made an offer.