John Tlale has taken his case against Roses United to the CCMA
Posted: 14 November 2012 Time: 1:49 pm
Former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper John Tlale has taken his case against Roses United to the CCMA following his sudden sacking last month just after guiding the Bloemfontein-based club to promotion into the country's second tier League.
At the time of Tlale's dismissal the club was yet to play any games.
Tlale has now taken his case of unfair dismissal, unpaid salaries and breach of contract to the CCMA where he hopes the matter will be resolved.
"I have taken my case to the CCMA because I was unfairly dismissed at a time when I still had a two-year contract that would have expired in June 2014.
"He (Max Shabalala, Roses United owner) also owes me along with Patrick Setlai five months' salary from last season when we were still playing in the Vodacom League. I also didn't even get the promotion bonus that was due to me for guiding the team to promotion.
"It is paining that I was fired by a man who I had stood by for so long when he wasn't even paying...I have five months of unpaid salaries from last season but I was thanked for my efforts by being chased away.
"We were at the CCMA on Monday but nothing was resolved because he (Shabalala) wasn't willing to get the matter settled on the terms of the CCMA people. I just want to get this matter sorted out before I move on to another job," says Tlale.
Tlale, who was chased away from the club lodging straight after being fired, has since returned home in Virginia.
The club alleges Tlale was fired for insubordination after deciding to back players who were also owed salaries.