Frustrated player wants to see Motsepe

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Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Benjamin Reed is seeking an audience with Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe in a bid to address the issue of his son Tebogo being locked into a contract with the club.

Reed junior 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.

The Free State-born striker signed a three-year contract with a one-year option at Chloorkop a few years ago before going out on loan to University of Pretoria.

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The 23-year-old is now back at home in Manguang without a team, building more stress for his parents – one of whom is a Siwelele legend and the club's all-time top scorer.

"He is back home and doing nothing. At one stage I asked the owner of Manguang United just to allow him to train with the club and keep his fitness," Reed senior tells KickOff.com.

"We tried all avenues in a bid to address this matter with no success. The boy can't move anywhere because of the clause he has in his contract at Sundowns.

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"He signed a three-year contract with an option before going to AmaTuks but according to the clause the number of years spent out on loan doesn't count on the initial contract.

"Sundowns say they cannot release the player for free because they claim they helped develop the player."

Reed is now hoping to write a letter to Brazilians president Patrice Motsepe after the lockdown in a bid to free his son from his contract.

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"The situation is strenuous at home. It's difficult for the mother to cope because of stress. She has been in and out of hospital because of this situation," he reveals.

"Sometimes I don't sleep at night. Imagine, I also have to deal with the stress of my wife and the boy.

"I am now hoping to address this issue with the president and hopefully he will understand the situation and allow my boy to continue with his career elsewhere."

Efforts to get hold of Sundowns official Yogesh Singh proved futile despite several attempts to get clarity on the matter.

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