It has been reported that Lionel Mapoe will know by the end of this week whether he is a Shark player or a Cheetah.
The arbitration between Free State Union and the Sharks is set to be concluded on Thursday, with a final outcome expected which would give either the Sharks the right to play Mapoe, or he will go back to Bloemfontein.
Mapoe, who is believed to be injured, is prohibited from being selected by the Sharks, as the Cheetahs are not willing to give the player a clearance certificate that allows a player to play after an injury.
Free State are believed to be very confident ahead of the outcome, as they think they still have a valid and legal contract with the player.
Whether Mapoe is injured or training already remains to be seen, but at least the player will have some form of clarity on his career by the weekend.Tweet