Cape Town - SuperSport United Chief Executive Officer Stan Matthews says
Kaizer Chiefs expressed interest in signing Evans Rusike but later withdrew.
Rusike is a highly prized asset in South African football as
he has the proven ability to score goals as he showed at Maritzburg United.
Last season the 28-year-old scored five Premiership goals
for United in 24 matches and is expected to do even better in 2019/20 should he
stay as expected.
Matthews told: "We've had interest at various times in
Rusike. At one-point Chiefs were interested and then Bobby said they were
longer interested, so that was off the table.
"I think Sundowns were potentially interested if he was a
local and as potentially part of what they would see as a player swap for a
couple of players of theirs that we were interested in. But for us, Evans is a
mainstay player, a record signing for us. Evans is not up for sale to any club
at the moment.
"The Chiefs interest was more towards the end of last
season. I think since they went on a global expansion, they might have filled
those foreign spots.
"But you know Bobby called and expressed interest. We
informed Rusike's agent of the interest, but that interest is gone and dead and
there's nothing on the table at all. But we are definitely not looking to sell