Uproar over Namibian's secret trial

Virgil Vries training with SuperSport

Posted: 24 June 2010 Time: 04:32 pm

It seems that goalkeeper Virgil Vries’ dream to play for SuperSport United could be in jeopardy after allegations surfaced that he skipped Namibia and made a trip to South Africa without permission of his club, Eleven Arrows.

Vries started training with United on Tuesday in the hope of securing a contract with the club next season, but Eleven Arrows boss Johnny Doeseb is fuming that no-one informed him about the player’s trials in South Africa.

“Virgil Vries is contracted to Eleven Arrows until July 31, 2012, and he is fully paid. There is no way that any player can go for trials at another club without going through the correct channels at Eleven Arrows,” Doeseb tells KickOff.com.

“We will never block a player’s intentions to further his career, but no-one can organise trials for players at Eleven Arrows without following the procedures laid down at this club,” he adds.

Kickoff.com managed to track down Vries after a training session with SuperSport at Pretoria University sports grounds today, but he sounded cagey when asked about a possible move.

“No-one organized the trials; I came to South Africa myself. Please, I am not allowed to talk about this matter now,” he added.

Article by: Ernest Fakude
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