Khompela slams Sundowns

2014-08-11 09:55
Steve Komphela (Gallo)

Cape Town - Steve Komphela has slammed Mamelodi Sundowns over their loan policy who do not allow players on their books to play against them.


According to, Komphela says that it is a disadvantage to teams who loan players from The Brazilians but are unable to play in the fixture when they meet in the PSL. Kwanda Mngonyama, Abel Mabaso and Sbusiso Khumalo are all on loan at Maritzburg United from Sundowns.

“It’s a challenge when three of your best players can’t play. As an outsider, this is a disadvantage,” the former Bafana Bafana coach said.

“Let’s say we play Chiefs or Pirates. I know Trott (Moloto) and Alex (Shakoane) will kill me when I say this, but I will say it anyway. You play Sundowns with a weakened team this week, and the following week you play Chiefs or Pirates with a strong squad."

“You draw against Sundowns this time and you beat Chiefs or Pirates the next time with Sundowns players. It’s a message and maybe it could be revisited.”

Komphela says that it is a lesson to the rest of the PSL clubs as teams should consider buying their own players instead of seeking loans.

“It’s a big lesson to us to buy our own assets. Maybe we should stop loaning so that we buy the assets ourselves and own our players.”

United are up against Polokwane City while Sundowns face Ajax Cape Town on Wednesday, August 13 at 19:30.


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