Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia hits out at the way other clubs conduct transfer dealings
Posted: 7 January 2017 Time: 20:06
Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia is less than impressed by the way other clubs conduct their transfer dealings, citing the Philani Zulu saga as a case in point.
Kadodia says that when players are approached by other clubs outside of the stipulated transfer periods it often unsettles them and proves detrimental to the clubs they belong to.
The Team of Choice chairman suggested that such incidents took place last season when Maritzburg already seemed destined for the drop in many people's reckoning.
"Our experience from last season was that as we were fighting relegation, some of our players were already approached, which unfortunately does not auger well for professional standards of behaviour. Clubs must follow the right kind of approach," he told the club's official website.
On the subject of Zulu, who was at the centre of much speculation outside of the window, Kadodia confirmed that although there was apparent interest from clubs in Gauteng only Polokwane City had made an official aaproach.
Whilst he did not name the other clubs in question Kadodia hinted as to their identities by alluding to the nature in which they conduct themselves in the transfer market.
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"All ready we hear a lot from the media that certain players are enticed by these clubs, yet so far we have not had any approaches from them," he said.
“We’ve had only one official approach [For Zulu] so far and that is from Polokwane City. But I believe that there are clubs in Gauteng that are known to sign players on a free policy, it is rumoured that they are looking at signing Philani, but we have heard nothing from any of them."