SAFPU investigate claims Mbombela United forcing players to take muthi or lose contracts
Posted: 15 August 2017 Time: 19:02
The South African Football Players Union are investigating allegations that Mbombela United have threatened to terminate the contracts of players who refused to use muthi.
According to SAFPU vice president Tebogo Monyai, the body have received complaints from some of United’s players.
"We have received complaints from players belonging to Mbombela United saying the club has threatened to terminate their contracts after they refused to drink and bath with muthi,” Monyai tells KickOff.com.
"We’re busy with a letter that we’re preparing to send to Mbombela to address this issue and if not we will be forced to go the legal route to solve this matter,” he adds.
Mbombela CEO Pat Mabuza, though, says he is not aware of the issue of muthi at the club, or the threat of terminating any player’s contract.
"I am not aware of this issue. I haven’t heard of anything like that in the club.The story is not true,” says Mabuza.
Mbombela United recently returned back to the country after attending a pre-season training camp in Mozambique.