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Phakaaathi Reporter
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24 Jan 2019
11:20 am

Johnson comments on reported Sundowns interest in Tade

Phakaaathi Reporter

AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson has described reports linking striker Emiliano Tade to Mamelodi Sundowns as mind games ahead of their league game.

Emiliano Tade of Amazulu FC celebrates the second goal during the Absa Premiership match between AmaZulu FC and Bloemfonein Celtic at King Zwelithini Stadium on December 12, 2018 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

The 30-year-old Argentinian striker was linked with a move to Sundowns, but Johnson believes these reports are an attempt to rattle his side ahead of their game with the defending Absa Premiership Champions next weekend.

“Emiliano has a three-year contract and we are happy with his performances. Sometimes transfer stories are just a smoke. We play Sundowns in the next few days so I think it’s just a rumour to upset the apple cart,” said Johnson at a media briefing for the Nedbank Cup match against Highlands Park.

Usuthu general manager Lunga Sokhela has previously told reporters that the club are not interested in selling the striker to any club.

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