Former Maritzburg City striker Siphelele Mthembu

DRC verdict postponed

Mthembu DRC verdict postponed

Posted: 6 October 2008 Time: 06:30 pm

The verdict of the Dispute Resolution Chamber hearing involving the tug-of-war between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates over striker Siphelele Mthembu, will be handed down on Wednesday.

This was disclosed by the Premier Soccer League (PSL) prosecutor Zola Majavu on Monday afternoon.

Both clubs lay claims to having the 21-year-old striker's signature, with the player himself favouring Chiefs.

Chiefs’ team manager Bobby Motaung told KickOff.com earlier that the youngster, whose talent has been described as ‘exceptional’, signed a three-year deal with Amakhosi after training with them last year, but it is understood that Mthembu had also signed a pre-contract with Pirates.

Maritzburg City’s owner Bongi Hlophe told KickOff.com at the time that Mthembu was cleared to Bucs at the end of last season.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 06:50 pm
What is going on here..?Can sombody tell us what is fishing..pls...?
Anonymous
posted: 07:18 pm
they will pospone to monday next week again
The Prince
posted: 09:21 pm
I fear that AmaKhosi will not like the outcome of the decision on Wednesday. Shame, too bad nothing can be done to change the situation. Wena Sphelele, the only advice I can give it to you is to start packing and leave that useless Naturena jersey.
Anonymous
posted: 07:52 am
I hope after all this Mthembu won't disappoint, he will show us why both this team wanted him so much.
hlongwanes@gmail.com
posted: 08:17 am
This so unfair, He could have been selected for Bafana.

I don't blame Pirate for fighting so much... they suck!!! they don't have strikers.

But maybe by 2010 we might have a good short, with few individuals scoring goals for this season. the likes of Parker and Ngwenya. its surely promissing.
Anonymous
posted: 08:22 am
I wish u could come mfana n help us out of this sinking ship
Anonymous
posted: 09:54 am
This is second worst to the circus within the ANC whereby timelines are set but never met due to numerous postponements.
Anonymous
posted: 12:33 pm
Pirates have the players signiture, have paid the players former team boss for the players services...so what the hell is the hallaballoo about...this boy is destroying his career before it has even taken off...this is not abt the playe's abilities as a footballer bt It has more to do with the Egos of Chiefs and Pirates..
Anonymous
posted: 03:13 pm
A lesson hard to learn,,,,how can you sign for two teams,,,worst of all they are rivals..Soweto Giants...I see this case dragging on after that appeal....Sphe you must just take a vacation and take your gal friend to Mauritius or Mozambique..with the signing on fees...
Anonymous
posted: 03:19 pm
....Chiefs should negotiate on getting the services of this player through Pirates,,,,there is no way that Sphe will become Chiefs player,,,,that's sad but true....Bongi Hlophe has been confirming this from last year....the fact that he likes or his mother loves Chiefs has nothing to do with the fact that Pirates has got an edge over Chiefs since he was cleared by his former boss to the Ghosts...but I blame Chiefs they shouldn't have used him,,,,,he was going to fail to secure i position kwi Pirates....
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