Stellenbosch FC can confirm that seven players will leave the club upon the expiry of their contracts.
Reid Bombay, Keegan Pool, Solomon Letsoenyo, Solly Khunyedi, Lance Weaver, Juan Carlos Ortíz, and Glen Hahn will all part ways with Stellenbosch FC at the end of the season following the expiry of their respective contracts.
The Club would like to wish all seven players well in the next chapter of their careers and thank them for their dedicated service in the maroon and gold jersey.
Reid Bombay (26) joined Stellenbosch in 2021 and served as an able understudy to goalkeepers Sage Stephens and Lee Langeveldt over the last two seasons.
He made his senior debut and solitary appearance for the club during last month’s DStv Premiership clash against SuperSport United, and marked the occasion by keeping a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw.
Fellow shot-stopper Keegan Pool (25) arrived at the club in 2017 and was part of the squad which won promotion to the top flight from the National First Division two years later.
Pool’s on-field contributions were limited after he was sidelined by a prolonged period of illness but he showed exemplary determination and resilience in his recovery to play himself back into first-team contention last season.
Solomon Letsoenyo (25) made his Stellenbosch FC debut as a late substitute in the 3-0 Cape Derby win over Cape Town City in March 2021, and went on to make 21 appearances for the senior team across all competitions.
The left-footer’s contributions included a sensational match-winning goal against Baroka FC which was one of the club’s goals of the season during the 2021/22 campaign.
Solly Khunyedi (22) joined Stellenbosch from Bidvest Wits in 2020 and made a total of 29 appearances for the first team, all of which came in the DStv Premiership.
He also played a prominent role in the club’s reserve side throughout his time in the Winelands and helped the team famously lift the 2021/22 DStv Diski Challenge trophy.
Lance Weaver (23) is another member of the club’s DStv Diski Challenge-winning side who will be leaving the club after making four appearances for the first team.
He made his senior debut in a 3-1 win over Royal AM at the start of last season before spending the second half of the campaign on loan at NFD side Ubuntu Cape Town.
Juan Carlos Ortíz
Elsewhere, South American forward Juan Carlos Ortíz (29) has returned to his homeland Venezuela after a season-and-a-half in South Africa with Stellenbosch.
He arrived at the club during the 2022 January transfer window and scored twice in his first five league appearances for the club, before being curtailed by a knee injury on the final day of the 2021/22 campaign.
Having made the step up from the neighbouring Maties FC at the start of last season, Glen Hahn started his Stellenbosch career with back-to-back starts against Marumo Gallants and Orlando Pirates en route to featuring seven times in total.
His last outing came in the famous 3-2 come-from-behind win over Cape Town City in January, a result which sparked a seven-match unbeaten run for the club across all competitions.