Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
1 minute read
23 Jan 2020
4:12 pm

Wits star confirms Sundowns interest

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Bidvest Wits’ star striker, Gift Motupa has confirmed that he has heard of Mamelodi Sundowns’ interest in his services but said it was up to the sides to make the deal happen

Gift Motupa of Bidvest Wits wins Player of the Month (December) during the Absa Premiership monthly awards press conference at PSL Headquarters. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Motupa was speaking to the media at the Premier Soccer League’s headquarters in Parktown after he was crowned as the Absa Premiership Player-of-the-Month for December. Phakaaathi reported earlier this month on Masandawana’s interest on Motupa.

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“It’s good. It’s a good thing, yeah. But I can’t talk about it,” said Motupa when asked about the Masandawana interest. “It is good because Mamelodi Sundowns compete in the Champions League every year and I believe that every player wants to experience that and win more trophies. In the past six years they have won more trophies than any other team. So, everyone would like to play for that team.

“I have played in the Caf competitions before and I don’t think it will be a big adjustment (if he were to join Sundowns). And if you have the qualities, why not join the best?” he added.

He however admitted that Sundowns had not spoken to him directly. “They haven’t approached me. What I have heard is that they approached my team, and I don’t know what happened there.

“But I am still at Wits, contracted to them and I cant speak about Sundowns. But if my team agrees then I would gladly go,” he said.

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