Absa Premiership

Tinkler denies bad relationship with Brockie

Jeremy Brockie (Supplied)
Jeremy Brockie (Supplied)

Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler has denied any bad blood between himself and striker Jeremy Brockie and that he wishes him well at Mamelodi Sundowns.

Brockie eventually signed for the Brazilians on Monday after a protracted struggle for his services. Initially, it appeared SuperSport did not want to release their prolific goalscorer and it seemed that the New Zealand international's form suffered as a result.

Nonetheless, the club eventually relented with the forward signing a five-year deal at Chloorkop. Yet, Tinkler insists that there is no animosity between himself and the player and he hopes he does well with the Pitso Mosimane-coached outfit.

He said, "Was it the right thing to keep him? Did he help us win the MTN8? Yes. Did he help us get to the Caf Confederation Cup final? Yes. So was it the right decision (to keep him initially). Yes. 

Brockie fired in three strikes in three matches as the MTN8’s top scorer as United won the season’s first cup trophy and the R8 million prize money.

On the relation he shared with the talented 30-year-old, he stressed, "Never. There were never any issues between him and I. And he has served the club very well in the time that he was here.

"As a club we obviously wish him all the best now. This is probably his last opportunity to really cash in – he’s not a youngster any more."