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