Stellenbosch striker Iqraam Rayners has addressed swirling rumors about his potential move to one of Gauteng’s ‘big three’ clubs, following his great season.

Rayners, currently in camp with Bafana Bafana for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, has reportedly caught the attention of both Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns.

Rayners’ impressive form has earned him a place in coach Hugo Broos’ squad for the upcoming matches against Nigeria and Zimbabwe. His 17 goals and eight assists in 39 matches this season have made him a standout player, drawing significant interest from top clubs.

Despite the transfer speculation, Stellenbosch head coach Steve Barker has firmly stated that the club is not looking to part with any of their players. Amid these developments, Rayners remains focused on his current commitments but acknowledges the uncertainty surrounding his future.

“I don’t know yet,” Rayners admitted to journalists at the Bafana training camp. “I didn’t make up my mind; I must still think about that after the Bafana camp and see what happens.

“But I need to return to Stellenbosch and whatever comes my way, I’ll be happy.”

Rayners emphasized the importance of discussing his future with Stellenbosch management before making any decisions. “Firstly, I need to focus on my team and speak to the management; if there are offers, maybe they might know or wouldn’t know.

“But if they say that there are teams that want me, I’ll go to them and ask what’s the situation because I still have a contract with Stellenbosch,” he added.

As Rayners prepares for South Africa’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Nigeria at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Friday night, the football community will keenly watch his next move. His performance on the international stage could further elevate his profile and impact his transfer prospects.

While the striker remains non-committal about his future, his achievements this season have undeniably placed him in the spotlight, making his next career steps a topic of great interest.