Absa Premiership

Matlaba reveals 'Downs interest

2015-08-25 10:00
Thabo Matlaba (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates defender Thabo Matlaba has revealed that big-spending Mamelodi Sundowns had attempted to poach him last year.

In October 2014, with just a few months remaining on his deal in Soweto, the full-back said he was faced with a big-money offer from the Brazilians, who have been known admirers of the South Africa international.

Matlaba, though, eventually signed a five-year extension with Pirates, and insists he has never looked back.

"If I'm honest with you, yes, they (Sundowns) did contact me about joining them, but what I told myself was to give Pirates what they wanted, which was to stay with them," Matlaba told Soccer Laduma.

"I'd never thought one day I'd leave Pirates. I decided that as long as they give me what I want, I'll stay.

"We never gave each other problems and I signed a new contract. I never thought of leaving. If you think about leaving, it'll disturb you."

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