Downs give striker clearance to leave


Mamelodi Sundowns have finally released striker Tebogo Reed following protracted contractual difficulties.

The Free State-born striker had been struggling to get his clearance from Sundowns since the beginning of the season.

Tebogo is the son to former Bloemfontein Celtic and Kaizer Chiefs striker Benjamin Reed, who earlier threatened to seek an audience with club president Patrice Motsepe in a bid to free his son from Chloorkop.

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However, the 23-year-old has now received his papers from Sundowns and is ready to move on with his soccer career.

Machine Motloung, who represents the youngster, has confirmed his client has received his clearance from The Brazilians.

"I think there was a little bit of a misunderstanding before. Everything has been sorted and the player has received his clearance," Motloung tells

"I would also like to thank Mamelodi Sundowns on how they handled the whole matter. They showed a great level of professionalism.

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"The player will always be grateful to the club for helping to nurture his talent and giving him a platform to showcase his God-given talent."

Reed was on the wanted-list of both Orlando Pirates and Bloemfontein Celtic last season but his move to a new team failed to materialise due to a clause in his Sundowns contract.

He signed a three-year contract with a one-year option at Chloorkop and went on loan to University of Pretoria for the 2017/18 season. He is now a free agent.

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