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Plaatjies set to leave Downs

Posted: 18 November 2009 Time: 13:43

Namibian defender Sydney Plaatjies is set to leave Mamelodi Sundowns after failing to play a match so far this season.

The 27-year-old has been frustrated in his efforts to impress new coach Hristo Stoitchkov, and is currently not training with the first team, spending his time alone in the gym.

He spent the second half of last season on loan at Moroka Swallows and now it seems he will be off again – albeit this time on a permanent contract.

“I’ve had a few offers for Sydney – two from Belgium and Turkey, and also two from PSL clubs,” says Colin April, Plaatjies business manager. “I have referred all interest to Sundowns and now we wait on their response.

“He is clearly not in the coach’s plans and is ready to move on. He still has two years remaining on his contract, but we are confident the club is willing to let him go.”

Plaatjies has made only four starts for Sundowns since joining from Jomo Cosmos two years ago.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 01:57 pm
agh shame.som clubs r dumb.dey refus 2 reales playerz.nd yet dey r nt usin dem.nd dey 2 get mo playerz nogal..dis is kiling da playerz careerz.nxxx
posted: 02:14 pm
He must take Robyn Johannes with him.I still cannot understand what was Ted and Trott thinking when they signed this boy. He is not Sundowns material at all.
posted: 02:25 pm
Another one bits the dust from this horror of a ponzi scheme team....
posted: 02:28 pm
“He is clearly not in the coach’s plans and is ready to move on. He still has two years remaining on his contract, but we are confident the club is willing to let him go.”

hehehehehe!!!! Belive me, on friday there would be another story from sundowns for a player living but having 4 years left in his contracts after spending 5 years with the team without seeing action
posted: 02:36 pm
Downs must release Shakes ,Phala,Platjies,Mmotong,Mayinga,Ncaca,Baloyi outright and then loan Johannes and Twala to other teams.
I think they should buy Fernandez and a left sided player during the open window.
posted: 02:46 pm
kunjalo ke ukulandela imali( whr r the PETER NDLOVUS of this wolrd) bt hp thingz wud turnout right for u, BOY!!!
posted: 02:50 pm
we will release plantoz and loan kurt and johanes 2 ajax and then twala 2 mpumalanga black aces and exchange marlin by tsheopo motsoeneng.and the ff r for sale thuso phala, shakes, ncaca.
posted: 02:57 pm
Let's face it, South Africa is a great country but no man is an island and South Africans should stop looking down on other people. A single Nigerian aired his 'opinion' on the vuvuzela issue and most South Africans here began to rain abuses on Nigerians. Were we supposed to keep quiet while we were insulted? The answer is an overwhelming NO! We stand to gain nothing by bickering. We should learn to discuss football issues and interact with one another promoting mutual respect and love. As much as there are hundreds of thousands of Nigerians here, we do not take anyone's job, nor do we take people's houses. We don't even pretend to be South Africans. We are here in search of the proverbial greener pasture and it's not necessarily greener on the other side of the fence. We make plans to better our lot. Let's stop hating and fighting and move forward.


Frank (original)
Frans Kafula
posted: 03:18 pm
He should just go back home and play for OSHAKATI CITY. That's how "good" he is anyway...
posted: 04:17 pm
Frank: 2009-11-18 14:57 [ Report ]

Let's face it, South Africa is a great country ...

TAke it easy baba, soccer fans can be cruel especially if tehy can hide behind something...easy baba.

Lets enjoy the game of football..thats all. dont worry about stupid comments because Chukwu was once their hero..and so forth...Easy baba.
posted: 04:19 pm
Here we go again. Stupid Sundowns management at it again. Signing for tha sake of it. They wouldnt have signed Plaatjies if he wasnt good, ..ooops! or was he wanted by Chiefs or Pirates then. Sundowns are just stnking babies when it comes to management...and the fans..
posted: 04:43 pm
Dats what u get 4 joining da circus team baba! Its comitin suicd.nd plz if u ned sm mo info plz cal superchick on 0764714594
posted: 09:35 pm
Another one bites the dust .... it hurts me how some clubs waste talent and compromise players' careers. He has one life to live and is not getting any younger! Bra P please let him go....
posted: 09:58 am
Frank: 2009-11-18 14:57 [ Report ]

Some of us can be really crazy at times.take it easy we not like that all all of us.for all i know we (SA & Nigerian) soccer are sharing almost some similar problems.i dont know much about your football management crew (NFA), bt i bet its the same monster we facing here (SAFA). Echoing {Dikotsi: 2009-11-18 16:17 [ Report ]}'s sentiments.lets all enjoy and keep talking about these things.
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