Kadodia: Pirates stole Bester

2011-07-05 07:35

Johannesburg - Maritzburg United chairman Farouk Kadodia is angry with Orlando Pirates after they called his player Rudolf Bester to train with them.

The reigning PSL champions started their pre-season training on Monday at Orlando Stadium and among some new faces was Bester, who according to Kadodia is still contracted to the Team of Choice.

Pirates have been chasing the Namibian striker since last season, and now having sold Katlego Mashego and Gert Schalkwyk to Golden Arrows, are desperate for a top striker.

Speaking to, Kododia revealed they have not allowed the player to join Bucs and they want him back.

"The player is still contracted to us he must come back to the team," he insisted.

"I was not aware that he is training with Pirates until I saw a report on Monday. I had a call from their chairman (Irvin Khoza) that we can do a swap deal but they could not offer what we wanted, then I refused.

"The next thing he is training with them. Since then he (Khoza) has not come to me and the player must come back and honour his contract with us."

Kododia said as part of their swap deal, he wanted Daine Klate or Tlou Segolela but Pirates refused.

"Bring Daine (Klate) or Segolela (Tlou), you can't compare Bester with other players. If Pirates want him they must come to us and meet our offer," he concluded.


  • Nettas - 2011-07-05 07:50

    Action should be taken against Pirates for this, as per FIFa regulations it is not allowed to contact players of opposing teams without their consent. Talk about dragging us back into the dark ages, go Dr. General, President, Father in law to the State president Khoza.

  • Tshifhiwa Raedani - 2011-07-05 11:26

    Yerrrrr.....The iron Duke at his best......Can he not just buy the damn player? Bester is a very good player in a wrong team.....he is quality and i don't blame Kadodia for wanting similar quality in Klate and Segolela.......So Mr Khoza, open your wallet and do the shortcuts here ...yerrrr....

      sense. - 2011-07-05 12:36

      The deal is to Swap not to sell.

  • sense. - 2011-07-05 12:35

    This Farouk guy is loosing it. Klate or Segolela? not in a million years.

  • FerretGee - 2011-07-05 20:16

    Kadodia is right, Bester is contracted to Maritzburg United. He can't train with Pirates. Simple. Pirates cannot bend or break the rules to suit themselves!!

  • Bra Pat - 2011-07-06 11:04

    Segolela or Klate,this Kadodia guy is in dreamland keep ur Bester.

  • msibeko - 2011-07-06 11:31

    But if Pirates is not to blame. This guys Bester said it in an interview with Soccerladuma that he only sees himself playing for bucs or nothing therefore he came by himself.

  • msibeko - 2011-07-06 11:44

    This guy long wanted to come to OP which is what he stated in the Soccerladuma newspaper. He said its either pirates or Nothing and that interview was done mid season last season therefore this guy went to Pirates not the other way round.

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