Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
1 minute read
22 Jan 2019
2:05 pm

AmaZulu boss issue another ‘hands off Tade’ warning

Phakaaathi Reporter

AmaZulu general manager Lunga Sokhela has reiterated that they will not sell striker Emiliano Tade.

Emiliano Tade of AmaZulu during the Absa Premiership match between AmaZulu and Free State Stars at King Zwelithini Stadium (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

This comes after reports emerged again linking Tade with a move to Mamelodi Sundowns.

“Clubs will come knocking, but he has a contract with AmaZulu. As I’m saying, we’re not here to add numbers to the league,’’ Sokhela was quoted as saying by Sun Sport.

“We want to start competing for silverware and the league. So for me, it’s not in our interest to take a key player and offload him on another club, definitely not in our plans. You do see what is happening at Maritzburg United, they released two key players (Lebohang Maboe to Sundowns and Bevan Fransman to Highlands Park) and went from last year being talk of the town, and now they’re struggling,” added Sokhela.

The 30-year-old striker has been a revelation for Usuthu in the first half of the season, scoring vital goals for them as they climb out of the relegation zone after they were docked six points for ignoring a Fifa ruling.

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