Phakaaathi Reporter
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10 Aug 2017
3:52 pm

Chiefs confirm Lebese’s move to Sundowns

Phakaaathi Reporter

Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that George Lebese has been sold to Mamelodi Sundowns for an undisclosed fee.

George Lebese of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates his goal. (Samuel Shivambu/Backpagepix)

Earlier, a source told Phakaaathi that Chiefs and Sundowns had reached an agreement on the transfer of the midfielder.

READ: Chiefs and Sundowns reach agreement on Lebese

Now Chiefs have confirmed Lebese’s move to the Brazilians through their official website.

“George Lebese has been sold to Mamelodi Sundowns. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours,” read the club statement.

“The deal was concluded this (Thursday) afternoon,” confirmed Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung.

“We’ve seen Lebese grow with us and we released him at his request. We are happy that the negotiations went well and an agreement has been reached with Sundowns.”

“Kaizer Chiefs do not stand in the way when the players express their desire to leave,” said Motaung.

“It’s our policy. We thank Lebese for his contribution to the success of the team and wish him all of the best in his future endeavours.”

Sundowns have also confirmed Lebese’s signing on their Twitter account.

Lebese becomes the second high-profile signing made by Sundowns during the current transfer period after the Brazilians signed Oupa Manyisa from Orlando Pirates.