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Phakaaathi Reporter
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1 Sep 2017
12:34 pm

SuperSport set to file complaint against Sundowns

Phakaaathi Reporter

SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews says the club will lay a complaint to the PSL over how Mamelodi Sundowns approached Jeremy Brockie.

Jeremy Brockie of SuperSport United (Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix)

Sundowns tried hard to sign the New Zealander during the transfer period, but SuperSport refused to sell him to their crosstown rivals.

Matthews is not happy about the manner in which Sundowns tried to sign Brockie.

“There is a charter with rules and a constitution that governs us,” Matthews told IOL. “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. When [George] Lebese is agitating for a move from [Kaizer] Chiefs, [Oupa] Manyisa from [Orlando] Pirates, Rivaldo [Coetzee] from Ajax [Cape Town], [Lebogang] Manyama and [Aubrey)] 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.”

“These are things that no football administrator should be happy about. They are not proper. The lack of activity in the transfer market speaks a lot to the fact that it’s not only about money anymore.

“It’s not a case of pitching up with a big cheque book 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.

“It’s the way things are being done [that leaves a bitter taste]. 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. It doesn’t leave a good taste,” concluded Matthews.