Pro Sport International Mike Makaab has clarified that Mamelodi Sundowns senior coach Manqoba Mngqithi is getting closer to extending his stay at Chloorkop. 
Mngqithi’s contract is expiring at the end of the season and has been at the club since 2014. It has been rumoured that Kaizer Chiefs were chasing after his signature.
Mngqithi joined to work as an assistant with Pitso Mosimane in 2014, before ascending to the co-coach position alongside Rulani Mokwena in 2020 after Jingles left for Al Ahly.
The former Golden Arrows coach was then demoted to the senior coach role midway through the 2022/23 season as Sundowns had a slow start to the campaign. Mokwena was named head coach since then.
Makaab, who is the intermediary of Mngqithi, says the coach has no intention of leaving Sundowns and revealed that contract extension talks have begun.
“We, at the moment, are speaking to Mamelodi Sundowns. Manqoba is happy at the club, we’ve said this all along. Now it just depends on us coming to an agreement with the football club to extend his contract,” he said on Gagasi FM Sports.
Makaab reiterated that Mngqithi is happy at the club and his future will be decided soon.
“It’s still early days as far as the negotiations are concerned but I’m hoping that within the next seven to 14 days, within the next couple of weeks, we’ll have more clarity on Manqoba’s future.”
“Oh yes, he’s extremely happy at the football club,” said Makaab.