Mamelodi Sundowns change their strategy
Posted: 3 September 2015 Time: 11:47
Mamelodi Sundowns are going through a restructuring process that will see a lot of unwanted players receiving retrenchment letters.
Since billionaire mining-magnate Patrice Motsepe took over as club owner in 2004, The Brazilians have been known for their exuberant spending.
Between 2012 and 2014 the club bought more than 20 players, but while some benchwarmers were sent out on loan, others were released before kicking a ball.
KickOff.com has now been informed that the gravy train has left the station – gone are the days when Sundowns pay astronomical salaries.
A lot of unregistered players were offered retrenchment letters to go and pursue their careers elsewhere without getting a pay-out.
But our source says that some players are refusing to leave without getting a payout, and this is one of the reasons why former managing director Angelo Tsichlas was brought in.
“The club is now embarking on a different strategy,” our source tells us. “Players were handed clearances but some don’t want to leave – they want a payout.
“The club is now busy sorting that out but at the end everything will be sorted and the dust will settle."
Players like Luyolo Nomandela and Rheece Evans are among the players believed to be on their way out.