Royal AM CEO Sinky Mnisi has cleared the air on the sale of one of the club’s best players to Sekhukhune United and a failed move to Kaizer Chiefs.
Royal AM’s sale of Victor Letsoalo to Sekhukhune United was a surprising one considering that the forward was one of the league’s best players last season – netting 15 times for Thwihli Thwahla, only behind golden boot winner and DStv Premiership Player of the Season Peter Shalulile.
Another reason was that the player had been heavily linked to Kaizer Chiefs.
In a press conference held at the OR Tambo Premier Hotel in Johannesburg this yesterday, Mnisi revealed that he had no knowledge of the deal.
"I did not know how much Letsoalo was sold for, I have not seen the contract of sale signed by both Royal AM and Sekhukhune," Mnisi told media.
"I did not issue a clearance also. I’ve not been party to that… I don’t know what happened with that deal."
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Mnisi also cleared up rumours that Royal AM has chased Kaizer Chiefs away from signing Letsoalo by slapping a R20 million price tag on the player.
"By the way, Royal AM never said we needed R20 Million from Letsoalo," said Mnisi
"There was no written offer from Kaizer Chiefs to buy Letsoalo. It was never there."
It is understood that Letsoalo requested the move to be closer to his home province of Limpopo, which the club granted following a written request by Sekhukhune United.
"As a club, we are not going to stand, deny or stop any player that is requesting a move to another club that has submitted a written offer," Royal AM said in a club statement released shortly after the transfer.