SuperSport United boss Khulu Sibiya has slammed the door on former striker Jeremy Brockie, who is said to be interested in rejoining Matsatsantsa A Pitori.
Sibiya revealed that Brockie, who left SuperSport for Mamelodi Sundowns in 2018, wants to return to Matatsantsa, where he set the scene alight with his terrific goal scoring prowess. He scored 54 goals just 3 goals shy of the late Abram Raselemane’s club record.
However, since his departure the New Zealand forward, who is on loan at Maritzburg United, has found the going tough with goals seemingly having dried up.
“We don’t pay our players as much as some teams do but we make them feel comfortable here. We make them feel good. Even when a player wants to leave, we sit down and we say ‘hey, are you sure about what you are doing?’ I don’t know how many players have left and shortly after leaving, they say ‘can you take me back?”.
“The Brockies of this world and many others. Can you take me back and we say ‘no’ no’, you thought the grass was greener on the other side. It’s not,” said Sibiya.
“Brockie was enjoying his football here. He will never enjoy his football again. He thinks back, he wants to come and play here. He can’t. We don’t want him. He missed a golden opportunity.”
In an interesting twist of contrasting fortunes, Sibiya has hailed goalkeeper Ronwen Williams as an epitome of loyalty.
Williams, who joined SuperSport at the age of 12, has played over 300 matches for Matsatsantsa during a 19-year stay at the club. He has kept 115 clean sheets and won six trophies.
“Ronwen came here as a little boy. Look where he is. He is a Bafana Bafana goalkeeper. He is something else. I am very proud. He has done very well,” said Sibiya.
Williams will be manning the goals when SuperSport host Mamelodi Sundowns at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville this coming Sunday.
By Hosea Ramphekwa
Picture credit: Maritzburg United.