Humble yourselves, says football manager

2015-07-23 06:01
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Bobby Motaung wants Itumeleng Khune and Mandla Masango to humble themselves in negotiations with Kaizer Chiefs.

PHOTO: backpage pix Bobby Motaung wants Itumeleng Khune and Mandla Masango to humble themselves in negotiations with Kaizer Chiefs.

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KAIZER Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung says it could take a trip to church for Itumeleng Khune and Mandla Masango to “find themselves”.

The out-of-contract pair left Amakhosi at the end of last season amid demands for higher wages, but are now “on the streets” according to Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane.

Motaung gave the clearest indication in last weekend’s Sowetan that Khune and Masango will not return to the club before the start of next season.

“We have been talking to the players and they have been playing hardball and making ridiculous demands. In life you must humble yourself and also be clear about what you want as a person,” said Motaung.

“A contract is a contract. I don’t know whether they are taking chances or whether they are trying their luck. This club has been there for them for many years.

“They are playing mind games or trying to play hardball, but it is affecting them, not us. I told them, ‘Go home, find some perspective and even go to church to find yourself’.”

Motaung confirmed that Khune and Masango intend to meet with the club again to discuss possible returns, but stressed that Chiefs have to look ahead to next season.

“They have attempted to meet with us, but we are in camp, we are in pre-season. We are moving on as an organisation, we have a team that needs to be prepared.

“If they come here, they must have an understanding of what they want … they are free, they don’t have contracts, so if there are clubs out there, why don’t they sign them?”


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