Chapman, Doutie out of TKO clash

Telkom Knockout

The two clubs meet in the quarter-finals of the Telkom Knockout Cup at BidVest Stadium.         

Chapman moved to SuperSport at the beginning of the season from Wits with Doutie heading in the opposite direction in a direct loan exchange deal.                              

"There is money to be paid over if they do play,” Wits coach Gavin Hunt explains. “They cannot play in the Cup games so it is one of those things. Unless we agree to pay the money they cannot play in the Cup games, and this works both ways.”                                         

Gordon Igesund also expressed his views about not having loan players available when they play against their parent clubs.                                               

"I think this loan business of a player not being able to play against you is a difficult situation," says Igesund.

Hunt went on to add that financial power always rules above all else in loan deals.                         

"It goes with the power and strength of the rand so there are clubs that can control the league,” he says. “It is unfortunate but there is nothing wrong with it because it is very clever planning from those clubs’ perspective.”