Absa Premiership

Why City missed out on Pantsil

2013-10-16 16:15
John Pantsil (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Following reports linking Ghanaian international defender John Pantsil with a possible move to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) rookies, Polokwane City, the deal between the two parties failed to go through due to the player’s personal terms.

City spokesperson, Patrick Baloyi, confirmed on Wednesday that they could not reach an agreement with the former West Ham United full-back as far as the personal terms were concerned.

“We failed to sign Pantsil because he did not agree personal terms with us, so we saw it suitable to let the player go,” Baloyi exclusively told Sport24.
 
“He is a good player with a lot of international experience, but a decision was taken to let him go,” he added.

The Ghanaian ended up signing with the National First Division outfit, Santos. 

Baloyi revealed that Arise and Shine are currently focusing on their present squad until they find a new coach.

The newly promoted side are still without a coach after the departure of Duncan Lechesa who was shown the door due to a poor run of results last month.

Baloyi also said that the club had already begun with their efforts to bring the new mentor on board - possibly before the end of today.

“Until we find a coach, we are not going to attempt to sign any other player.”

“At the moment we are working on finding a new coach, that’s all we are busy focusing on.”

Although Baloyi did not revealed the name of the next coach of the struggling club, former Golden Arrows coach Manqoba Mngqithi has been strongly linked with a move to the Limpopo province.
 

Read more on:    polokwane city  |  psl  |  john pantsil  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

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
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v SuperSport United, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

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

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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