Why Grobler ignored Chiefs, Bucs interest


SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews has hinted at why Bradley Grobler ignored a potential move to either Orlando Pirates or Kaizer Chiefs after extending his contract.

The 2020/21 DStv Premiership Golden Boot winner had his initial contract expiring at the end of next season but has now extended it by a further two years, which will see him remain with the club until at least June 2023.

Grobler enjoyed his best season in his career so far after scoring 17 goals and providing two assists in his 30 appearances during the 2020/21 campaign.

Chiefs were reportedly looking to sign the Bafana Bafana forward as a replacement for Samir Nurkovic, who is the subject of interest in North Africa and the Middle East.

However, SuperSport CEO Stan Matthews has hinted that they want the 33-year-old to one day graduate into the technical team, which may be why he opted to remain with the Tshwane outfit despite the potential of playing for one of the Soweto giants.

"It's two years and we will review again at the end of next season [on another potential extension]. I will be very happy if Bradley finishes his career with us and becomes our striker coach in the future," Matthews details to KickOff.com.

Grobler, who joined SuperSport eight-and-a-half years ago from Ajax Cape Town, is the club's record scorer with 64 goals after overtaking Abram Raselemane's tally of 57 goals back in January.

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