Matsatsantsa Bow Out Of Race For Jali’s Signature

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By Isaac Ndou

JOHANNESBURG: SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews has revealed that the Pretoria club have distanced themselves from the race for former Orlando Pirates midfielder Andile Jali due to his high wage demands. 

Jali has been the most talked transfer even before the season came to an end after announcing that he will be leaving Belgium-based club Oostende and be returning to the country. Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns, Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates now remain suitors for the player. 
“I don’t think there’s a club who wouldn’t want to sign Jali. He is a fantastic footballer. Yes,  I did call his agent Mike Makaab to inquire about his situation. But we can’t afford him. His demands are too steep for us,” said Mathews .
Matsatsansa who sneaked into the top 8 after the SAFA’s decision to dock 9 points from Ajax Cape Town and SuperSport being given a 3-0 win have also parted ways with former Chiefs duo Kingston Nkhatha and Tefu Mashamaite.
“Kingston Nkhatha and Tefu Mashamaite are leaving the club. We didn’t renew their contracts,” he added.
The club are also set to announce the appointment of a new coach for next season after having parted ways with Erick Tinkler midway into the season in his first campaign at the club.