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Phakaaathi Reporter
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18 Oct 2018
10:42 am

Chiefs striker apologises for Solinas handshake snub

Phakaaathi Reporter

Paez appeared unhappy when he was replaced by Benard Parker in the 65th minute of Amakhosi's match with Bloemfontein Celtic.

Giovanni Solinas (Coach of Kaizer Chiefs) and Gustavo Paez of Kaizer Chiefs (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

Kaizer Chiefs striker Gustavo Paez has apologised for snubbing head coach Giovanni Solinas after being substituted in a Macufe Cup fixture last Sunday.

The Venezuelan striker appeared unhappy when he was replaced by Benard Parker in the 65th minute of Amakhosi’s 2-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic at the Free State Stadium.

He was caught by TV cameras appearing to ignore Solinas who attempted to shake this hand as he left the field.

READ: Is Paez on his way out of Chiefs?

“There was no bad intent on my part as I have a great relationship with the coach. It was a case of misunderstanding,” Paez told his club’s website.

“I admit that it looked bad and for that reason, I apologise sincerely to the chairman, the club, my team-mates, sponsors, supporters, and all the stakeholders for this unfortunate incident.”

Chiefs confirmed that they had taken “necessary internal steps to ensure that the matter is put to bed”.

Watch: Paez snubs Solinas

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