Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Absa Premiership

Erick Mathoho © Backpagepix

Celtic seek to quash Mathoho reports



Bloemfontein Celtic have moved swiftly to quash reports defender Erick Mathoho is leaving the club for Kaizer Chiefs in the next weeks.

But a statement released by the club, and distributed by the Premier Soccer League, is at odds with Chiefs, whose football manager Bobby Motaung confirmed their negotiations, and with Mathoho, who told reporters of his planned move away from the Free State outfit.

Celtic said they were not selling the giant centre back to any fellow PSL club.

“Bloemfontein Celtic would like to set the record straight with regard to media reports that defender Erick Mathoho will be leaving the club to join Kaizer Chiefs at the end of the season,” said the statement from chief executive officer Khumbulani Konco.

“Those reports are baseless and untrue. However, we can confirm that we did receive an offer to purchase Mathoho, but we declined it. We have made ourselves clear that we were not willing to sell Mathoho to a local club but we will only consider offers from overseas clubs.”

Celtic say Mathoho has denied giving interviews about moving to Chiefs although it is common for players to claim they were not speaking to journalists when confronted by club officials when indeed they have told reporters of their plans.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

SS3
Sat, 30 Aug @ 04:00
Sat, 30 Aug @ 05:00
Sat, 30 Aug @ 18:00

Sports Talk



Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Spurs will challenge for the title
It was in my room in Rustenburg, during the last Afcon, that I noticed the style that Mauricio...

John Dykes
United in condemnation
The British football press showed tremendous solidarity this week when they all leaped on the same...

Neil Tovey
Borrowing from best practice
The late Irish scribe and poet Oscar Wilde once famously opined that “youth is wasted on the...

Sunday Oliseh
Man U need more than an 'Angel'
Just two games into the English Premier League and Manchester United are five points (synonymous to...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Good signs for the Reds despite loss
A brace from Stevan Jovetic and a Sergio Aguero stunner ensured that Manchester City took all three...

Segun Odegbami
The Falcons - fulfilling Pele’s prophecy?
Did you watch the finals of the Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup last Sunday night?