Absa Premiership

Bunting: Chiefs didn't give me a real chance

2019-12-19 13:41
Ernst Middendorp
Ernst Middendorp (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Up-and-coming striker Yusuf Bunting believes Kaizer Chiefs were too hasty in terminating his contract and didn't give him a proper chance to prove himself.

The 23-year-old signed a four-year contract with Amakhosi in 2017, after impressing in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge, and was sent out on loan to Highlands Park last season.

Upon his return to the Glamour Boys, they informed him that he was no longer in their plans and in October this year his deal was terminated two years early.

"I [had] signed a four-year contract and I went on loan [to Highlands Park last season], when I came back I still had another two years left on my contract . then I was told I am not part of the team's plans going forward," Bunting told the Sowetan.

"I was very disappointed because when Chiefs loaned me out to Highlands, I heard Highlands wanted to buy me, but Chiefs insisted it should be a loan deal.

"We [he and Chiefs] are busy negotiating my package because I was still contracted [to them].

"I came back from Highlands very motivated and in the first training session after coming back I scored 10 goals.

"To be honest, I think I wasn't given a fair chance to showcase my talent.

"In that training session where I scored 10 goals, coach [Ernst] Middendorp and [Shaun] Bartlett were there and they looked impressed. I don't know what changed because the coach believes in youngsters, you see, the likes of Blom, Ngcobo and [Siphosakhe] Ntiya-Ntiya are playing under him."

- TeamTalk Media

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