Paez apologises over Solinas snub

Paez made waves on Sunday after television footage emerged, suggesting he was irked by being hauled off during Chiefs' Macufe Cup clash.

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With Amakhosi 1-0 up against Bloemfontein Celtic at the Free State Stadium for the annual friendly spectacle, Solinas opted to swop the Venezuelan out for Bernard Parker in the 65th minute.

Having made just three starts in his side's 13 outings this season, it was thought that the 28-year-old, who has one goal to his name thus far, had fallen out with the Italian tactician over his reduced amount of playing time.

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However, the club have since issued a statement in which Paez has apologised and explained the "unfortunate" incident.

"There was no bad intent on my part as I have a great relationship with the coach. It was a case of misunderstanding," Paez told his club's website.

"I admit that it looked bad and for that reason I apologise sincerely to the chairman [Kaizer Motaung], the club, my teammates, sponsors, supporters and all the stakeholders for this unfortunate incident.”

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