Local News 6.9.2016 12:57 pm

Myeni was pushed out – Motale

Sifiso Myeni (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

Sifiso Myeni (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

Orlando Pirates legend Edward Motale does not believe Sifiso Myeni wanted to join Bidvest Wits.

Myeni moved to the Clever Boys on transfer deadline day but Motale said: “His move was out of desperation, it was not a move that was deserved. One minute he is in limbo at Pirates and the next minute he signs for Wits. He was transfer-listed, so it was clear he did not want to go.”

Motale, meanwhile, praised Mamelodi Sundows and their owner Patrice Motsepe for snapping up Anele Ngcongca at the last minute.

“We need to look after our brands and talent. I sometimes applaud Patrice Motsepe when he is buying out players from their overseas contracts because that is how we need to keep our cream in one place, and by doing so, that is when we will have a good Bafana Bafana side. When your cream as a young footballing nation is scattered, it becomes a big problem, and creates a huge gap that we cannot bridge.

“Honestly, most of these players go to small countries abroad, and my analysis is that it is about money most of the time. We might as well buy out those contracts, pay them well and let them play here at home so that we have a strong league and a strong Bafana, because without a strong league, there will be no strong national team.”

Kagisho Dikgacoi, who is a free agent after his contract was ended by mutual consent at Cardiff City, is believed to be on his way home. Another signing that got everyone talking is the move of Sibusiso Vilakazi from Wits to Sundowns.

“Vilakazi is class, I do not think he will struggle at Sundowns. The same football he played at Wits will be the same style of football he will play at Sundowns. Vilakazi is national team quality, so I’ll lay my head on the block and say he will make a great difference at Sundowns,” added Motale.

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4 Kaizer Chiefs 4 7
5 Cape Town City 4 7
6 SuperSport United 4 5
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