Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
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7 Aug 2015
12:20 pm

New twist in Nyundu saga

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

Bidvest Wits CEO Jose Ferreira poured cold water over media reports that Roggert Nyundu had signed for Wits.

Roggert Nyundu of Polokwane City and Sifiso Hlanti. (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

This comes after reports on Thursday that Nyundu was given clearance by his team Polokwane City, where he was reportedly earning R5000 a month, and had subsequently signed with Wits.

“We were advised that the matter was before the Premier Soccer League DRC, as a result of that the player started training with us. And subject to him being declared a free agent we would conclude a deal with him and retain his services,” said Ferreira.

“I received an e mail from the league advising me that they had now received two contracts, one where the player has signed for Black Leopards, one that I had lodged on Thursday.

“We (David Thidiela and Jose Ferreira) had a look at the contract that was signed between Black Leopards and Roggert Nyundu, and he in fact has a contract there.

“I was advised that the contract with Leopards was a non-issue on the bases that it was conditional upon them being promoted to the Premier League, the contract I saw was totally different, it was for the season.”

Ferreira said Nyundu has a conditional contract with Wits until he is declared a free agent.

“He has a conditional contract with Bidvest Wits, upon him being a free agent and free to sign with us. So it’s a conditional contract. The contract he has with Leopards is seemingly not a conditional contract.”

“I have called for a meeting with the player (scheduled for Friday). What I saw was a perfectly legitimate contract signed with Black Leopards. It is up to the player to tell me if it is the case or it’s not the case.”