PSL

Sundowns dumps Booth

2011-06-22 13:41
Matthew Booth (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Matthew Booth will make a decision on his future next week after failing to be offered a new deal at Mamelodi Sundowns, with Santos rumoured to be leading the chase.

The former Bafana Bafana defender, 34, had hoped to win an extension to his contract at Chloorkop after almost completing his rehabilitation from a knee injury which wrecked the end of his season.

But after re-signing from Russian club Krylia Sovetov in 2009, Booth is now discussing his options and his agent Paul Mitchell expects him to join a new club next week.

However, he refused to confirm whether it would be with home-town club Santos.

"There's nothing signed just now but we hope we will have something sorted by next week," Mitchell told Football365.co.za.

"We're talking to a couple of clubs and Santos has been mentioned but at this stage I can't reveal anything.

"Matthew is still very much in demand because he is a good player. His clean sheets record at Sundowns speaks for itself.

"He still thinks he can play for at least another two years."

Having originally signed for the Brazilians in 1998 from Cape Town Spurs, Booth was part of the team that went on to win three successive PSL titles.

After captaining the Amaglug-glug side at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, he spent seven years in Russia before returning home to join Sundowns and was a crucial part of the team's defence until he was injured against Bidvest Wits back on February 26.

But despite his setback, Mitchell revealed the veteran could be back in action in time for the start of the new season.

"He's running already so that is a good sign. Matthew is just concentrating on getting a new club now and is doing very well in rehabilitation so we expect him to be back playing by the end of August," he added.

"It's just one of those decisions that has been taken by Sundowns so his contract will end on June 30th."

Read more on:    psl  |  matthew booth
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
16 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Is the time right for Itumeleng Khune to test his skills abroad?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.