Some reports claim that Masenamela’s deal was set to be finalised on Sunday night, but KickOff.com has been told by the player’s representative, Jazzman Mahlakgane, that it is not a done deal yet.
Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs have agreed terms, but the player is yet to discuss personal terms with ‘The Brazilians’ and that has held up the deal.
“I’m hoping we will finalise it tonight… it is up to Sundowns now to finalise everything with Punch. If things go well then the deal could be done tonight,” Mahlakgane says.
Sundowns officials have apparently been stuck in a meeting all day with Jose Torrealba’s lawyers. The Venezuelan is suing Sundowns for close to R5.5-million in damages, which is for defamation of character and loss of income while the case, the one Torrealba won against Sundowns in October 2007 for forging his signature to extend his contract, was being considered.
Meanwhile, Sundowns are set to announce their new coach on Tuesday in Midrand, Johannesburg, at 11h00. KickOff.com will be on hand to bring it as it happens.
Tiyani wa ka Mabasa and Neville Khoza