Carlington Nyadombo's AmaZulu ban contract related
Posted: 16 March 2015 Time: 12:30
AmaZulu defender Carlington Nyadombo remains on indefinite suspension pending a hearing over vague allegations, but KickOff.com has since established that the root of this issue is contract related.
Nyadombo apparently chose not to commit to a contract extension to his current deal that is due to run out in June, which culminated in his situation.
Initial reports alleged that Nyadombo had been suspended for using muti against the club, who then came out and accused the player of ‘dishonesty’.
KickOff.com has since gathered that though the Zimbabwean defender arrived late for the team’s flight to Bloemfontein last month, he still managed to catch the next available flight and arrived in the Free State capital just after the team had checked in at their hotel, which is why he was even fielded in that game.
Nyadombo was then fined for missing the team flight, but after scoring an own-goal in that 3-0 defeat to Celtic he was then singled out for working against the club.
“It is a contract issue,” a source tells KickOff.com. “The allegations of him using muti against the club are just a cooked up excuse. The truth is that the club just didn’t like the fact that he chose not to extend his contract when the club approached him.”
Nyadombo will have completed five years with Usuthu when his contract expires in June and is one of just four players in the current squad to have played over 100 games for the club.
The club has been silent about when Nyadombo will be hauled before a club disciplinary hearing and at this stage it appears he will sit out the rest of the season, training alone after being told to stay away from club duties.
Mike Makaab, the player’s agent, was unavailable at the time of writing.