SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews has given further detail on reports that have previously linked striker Evans Rusike to Kaizer Chiefs.
Matthews confirmed that Amakhosi showed an interest in signing the Zimbabwean forward who was at the Africa Cup of Nations, but it did not last long according to Matthews.
Chiefs have since acquired the services of Zambian forward Lazarous Kambole and Samir Nurkovic from Serbia.
“We’ve had interest at various times in Rusike. At one point Chiefs were interested and then Bobby said they were longer interested, so that was off the table. I think Sundowns were potentially interested if he was a local and as potentially part of what they would see as a player swap for a couple of players of theirs that we were interested in. But for us Evans is a mainstay player, a record signing for us. Evans is not up for sale to any club at the moment,” Matthews told KickOff.com.
‘The Chiefs interest was more towards the end of last season. I think since they went on a global expansion, they might have filled those foreign spots. But you know Bobby called and expressed interest. We informed Rusike’s agent of the interest, but that interest is gone and dead and there’s nothing on the table at all. But we are definitely not looking to sell Evans.”