Larsen: We want Abraw back

2015-06-26 10:13
Chiefs are said to be courting Camaldine Abraw, who may have signed with Celtic. PHOTO: Ryan Wilkisky / BackpagePix

Cape Town - Bloemfontein Celtic coach Clinton Larsen has insisted that the club has gone to the PSL Dispute Resolution Chamber to get Camaldine Abraw back from Kaizer Chiefs.

Larsen told Sport24 that they are serious about securing the services of the player and have not just taken the matter to the DRC out of spite.

When asked if he was upset over the whole situation he said not, but he did hint that it is an unsavoury state of affairs nonetheless.

“I don’t think that upset is the right word. I was part and parcel of the negotiations, I mean I was in his company when he came to Bloemfontein,” Larsen told Sport24 before adding: “It was a big surprise when he was later revealed as a Chiefs player.

“Everyone knows now that we have taken it to the DRC so we will wait for the outcome.

“He’s a well-travelled player, he’s played in France, he’s played for his national team. He knows what he signed, he knew that he was out of contract at Free State Stars, that’s what he told us – we took his word and signed him."

The coach, who is renowned for his level-headedness, still seemed somewhat perplexed at the unfolding of events, insisting that he still believed that the Togolese international was rightfully a Celtic player.  

“It is hard to fathom exactly what happened because the player told us that he was free and we took his word and signed him, so I don’t know if he told the same thing to Kaizer Chiefs. Maybe he told them that he didn’t sign a pre-contract with us, I don’t know.

“I think our aim is to try and get him back because we signed him for a reason. We signed him to strengthen our striking department, we identified him some time back."



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