Royal Eagles invite offers for striker Sedwyn George
Posted: 1 March 2017 Time: 10:59
Royal Eagles chairman Sbu Mpisane says the club is open to offers for star striker Sedwyn George.
George tops the NFD scoring charts with 17 goals - three more goals than second-placed Mhlengi Cele of Thanda Royal Zulu.
The 25-year-old's efforts have attracted attention, with Mpisane willing to cash in on their investment.
"He's the player I signed from the Vodacom League [ABC Motsepe League] when he didn't have even soccer boots and we polished him," Mpisane tells KickOff.com.
"We gave him so much time to train with the team and he didn't understand what was happening about professional football. He then started to pick up form and started to score goals.
"But as Eagles, we are not going to stop any club that has interest in him and when they have interest they must engage the club.
"If you look at the situation of Keagan Dolly with Mamelodi Sundowns, the club [Montpellier of France] had an interest and they did the right thing by approaching Sundowns and they got him and it's done.
"Same applies with George, if there's a club that wants him we won't stand in his way. Any club out there should approach the club and we'll negotiate and let him go.
"In football you don't steal, you don't need to leave until someone has run out of a contract and steal him. George has a long-term contract with the club. Even us, we approach and pay, simple."
Meanwhile, the businessman confirmed the promotion hopefuls have hired a Serbian goalkeeper coach.
"I have a new goalkeeper coach I've brought from Serbia and he's been here almost a month now. He's training my keepers now and you can see a lot of change in the team in terms of goal conceding. But he hasn't received his work permit but he's been here for almost a month now."