Royal Eagles release Walter Maponyane, Tebogo Masaole and 10 other players
Posted: 20 January 2016 Time: 12:37
First Division campaigners Royal Eagles have confirmed the release of a dozen players including former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Walter Maponyane and Tebogo Masaole, who was on loan from Orlando Pirates.
All the players that have been allowed to leave were deemed excess to what coach Khabo Zondo required this season as he bids to move the ambitious Durban-based club towards reaching at least the promotion play-offs.
The other players that have been shown the exit are Mfanafuthi Dlamini, Philani Dlamini, Tamon Litchfield, Mthokozisi Nene, Khulekani Ndlela, Mondli Miya, Junior Sekete, Mbuso Manyoni, Sabata Mosebo and Nkosingiphile Zondi.
Costa Bellos, the general manager at Eagles, confirms the departure of all these players, most of whom have now been able to get other clubs in the First Division and the ABC Motsepe League.
“The plan was to trim down the squad because we had 40 players and we are now down to about 28, though we are looking to beef up a bit with special talent. Luckily with most of the players that we released they are now with other clubs while those that we reached a mutual agreement to terminate their contracts they already have their clearances and free to join clubs of their choices,” says Bellos.
The only new signing at the club so far is Thabo Moseki, who has joined from Free State Stars.