Swallows respond to Royal AM claims


Swallows FC Ceo Sipho Xulu says the three players that were announced by Kaizer Chiefs as new signings still have existing contracts with them.

On Monday the Naturena- based club announced Dillon Solomons, Kamohelo Mahlatsi and George Matlou as their new acquisitions.

Without admitting or denying that the three players might play for the Glamour Boys next season, Xulu made it clear the trio still belongs to the Dube Birds.

On Tuesday Royal AM Ceo Sinky Mnisi disputed Solomons signing by Amakhosi and even promised to take the matter forward.

According to law, for a transfer to be concluded all three parties including the player, selling club and buying club must reach a common agreement.

At this stage, it remains to be seen if Royal AM involved Solomons in their negotiations with Swallows.

"The club has not said anything, there is no official statement, So there's nothing I can say until the club make its pronunciation about any other player," Xulu tells KickOff.

"Swallows has not made any statement so there's nothing I can say.

"According to my knowledge if you part ways with a player you issue him with a clearance, then you let him go.

"To my knowledge, all the players still belong to Swallows, until Swallows release their statement.

"I'm not saying that's the case though, but that's what I know.

"As soon as we reach that stage Swallows will make an announcement saying 'The following players have been released under different conditions and terms.

"At this stage, the club is not saying anything about that until everything is in place.

"At the moment the club has not released any player under any conditions until such time we make a statement."

Asked about what Mnisi said in his radio interview, Xulu responded,

"I never comment on statements that are made, if that can be the case I will be all over the show responding to stuff I don't know about.

"The club have no position in this regard, the club have no comment in any statement that is said publicly, until the club has made its decision on who is being released or not.

"I don't think football must be administrated through media, that doesn't make sense."