Absa Premiership

SuperSport boss slams Sundowns conduct

2017-09-01 11:40
Stan Matthews and Dean Furman (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews has criticised Mamelodi Sundowns' dealings in the transfer market. 

Sundowns have for the past few weeks been linked strongly with signing SuperSport striker Jeremy Brockie. 

Matsatsantsa were able to hang on to the New Zealand international, with the transfer window having closed on Thursday night. 

Sundowns were able to make several big signings, including Rivaldo Coetzee from Ajax, George Lebese from Chiefs and Oupa Manyisa from Pirates. 

Matthews however has been angered by the African champions' conduct and believes they are guilty of having tried to tap up several players in the PSL, his view backed by the likes Cape Town City and Maritzburg United, who made similar recent complaints.

"There is a charter with rules and a constitution that governs us," Matthews was quoted saying by the Star. 

"I can say watch this space because for sure we will be laying a complaint with the PSL after this transfer window. 

"You tell me what you see around the country at the moment," Matthews continued. 

"When Lebese is agitating for a move from Chiefs, Manyisa from Pirates, Rivaldo from Ajax, Manyama and Ngoma from Cape Town City, Brockie and Phakamani Mahlambi too, you look at that and say what's the common thread? 

"And then you tell me whether we as clubs should be happy that coaches from other teams call our players directly? 

"That terms, prices and fees are negotiated when you haven’t had the decency to get permission from a club to talk to their player." 

"It's not a case of pitching up with a big chequebook and thinking you can throw your wallet at it and we are all going to roll over and rebuild our team season after season while few people run off with the silverware. 

"There are seven or eight clubs in the PSL that are experiencing the same problem of their players being encouraged to stay away from training," he added.

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