Age-cheating angers Chiefs

2010-12-10 09:55

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs have revealed they warned SAFA of Thabani Mthembu's alleged age cheating before his call-up for Under-17 international duty.

The striker has been suspended by Amakhosi along with Boitumelo Xaba under the suspicion of having shaved some years off their date of birth.

The club's football manager Bobby Motaung insists Chiefs do not want to be associated with the player's involvement in the national team while he is under investigation.

"On October 28 we wrote a letter informing SAFA that players, Boitumelo Xaba and Thabani Maluleki Mthembu have been suspended by the club because of suspected age cheating," he told Amakhosi's official website.

"We are surprised to hear from the media that the player has been called up under Kaizer Chiefs name.

"We never received a letter from SAFA and we would like to put it categorically clear that we are distancing ourselves from this call up."

The national U17 side is gearing up for the fourth edition of Southern African Sports Confederation & Olympic Committee Zone 6 games in Swaziland.


  • Thami - 2010-12-10 11:08

    As if they didn't know about their other former stars and current players that they are age cheats. Why now? Just admit that you wanted to get rid of other people without making it obvious. We are not morons.

      AjaxFiko - 2010-12-10 12:46

      You are! Chiefs didn't have to write a letter to SAFA, but they did. . .get over the 6 - 1 defeat and comment objectively.

  • MaLemmer - 2010-12-10 11:39

    Maybe they should give them a sex check as well, just to be sure..LoL :-)

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