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Former Platinum FC defender Katebe quits Moroccan side

JUST two months after FC Platinum duo Walter Musona and Wisdom Mutasa quit international football in Slovakia, their former teammate Aaron Katebe has also terminated his contract with Moroccan side Magreb Tetoun over unpaid salaries.
While Mutasa and Musona failed to adjust to the demands of the new coach after the man who signed them was fired when they arrived at FK Seneca, Katebe says he has not been paid in the last three months.
And he claims not even Platinum have been paid their dues after he signed a two-year deal in July.
It is understood Platinum sold the Zambian international for $25,000, but are yet to be paid.
“I terminated this contract because they were not paying me my salary for the last three months now, not even the signing fee and they haven’t even paid my former club FC Platinum,” Katebe said.
“But I have seen in the Zambian media that I failed to perform to their expectations but that is a lie. I am the one who terminated the contract not the club as I have seen in the media.”
The 23-year-old Zambian international defender has played just five games for Tetoun since moving to Morocco and could move back to Platinum as they seek to mount a serious challenge for 2016 league and cup honours.
But reports from Zambia indicate that reigning champions Zesco United are interested in his services.
Zesco are coached by Chipolopolo coach George Lwandamina while Katebe’s former coach Tennant Chilumba, now at Power Dynamos, also wants to be reunited with the defender.
Chilumba also coached Katebe at Hwange before both moved to Platinum. The defender has ten Zambian caps and one goal for Chipolopolo.
He began his career at Zambian third tier club Afrisports before moving to Hwange in Zimbabwe in 2009 where he spent two seasons and later made a move to FC Platinum.
Katebe has previously been tracked by Mamelodi Sundowns and TP Mazembe, where he underwent trials.
Mazembe eventually settled for his former Platinum teammate Ali Sadiki, who has however found the going tough at probably the richest club in Africa.
They are the reigning African champions and were taking part in this year’s Club World Cup before they were knocked out on Sunday.Advertisement