Daniels: Why I had to leave SuperSport


Veteran PSL defender Clayton Daniels has explained in detail why he had to part ways with SuperSport United.

Last week the Tshwane club ended their six-year marriage with the top defender after failing to agree financial terms and the length of a new contract.

Daniels started his football career at Ajax Cape Town's youth academy before he was promoted to the senior team in 2007. He then moved to Mamelodi Sundowns in 2011 before joining Bloemfontein Celtic on a free transfer.

Since his move to SuperSport, the 36-year-old had become one of the most reliable defenders in the local game with consistent performances every week.

"It's been a couple of weeks [that we parted ways] but we put it in the media on Thursday," Daniels tells KickOff.com while also confirming that he had recently been in a car accident.

"What led to that situation is we couldn't agree on a longer-term contract. So ja I felt like I still have another two years in me, two, three years in me and... the club has a new policy of developing younger boys.

"And there's nothing wrong with that, I just feel like I can still play regular football, I don't have to sit on the bench or sit on the stands. I asked for a longer-term contract but we couldn't agree, and also with the Covid-19 and all that is going on financially with the club so, ja."

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Daniels says at the moment he is considering a few options.

"There's a few teams but you know it's a bit difficult, it's a bit tight because of the timing and it's mid-season," he explains.

"We will see what is the best environment for Clayton Daniels. I can't disclose now because for me it's important to be in the right environment, the right club that has the right structures in place, because it's important for me to be in a good setup you know.

"I don't want to mention any names of clubs now so, hopefully I can come to a final decision on where I want to be."