SuperSport United Player of the Season Bradley Grobler insists the recent rumour about the sale of the club is something they never took seriously as players.
There were reports that the club could be sold to avoid the issues of conflict of interest following the confirmation of DStv as the new Premiership sponsor.
Both SuperSport and DStv are owned by Satellite TV giant MultiChoice.
Speaking to FARPost at the club’s pre-season training camp in Polokwane on Friday, Grobler said the reports didn’t distract them.
“No, not at all. I think the club dealt with it very quickly,” said Grobler.
“Our CEO (Stanley Mathews) came to see us immediately and let us know. I think for players like myself who have been with the club for a long time understand how the club works, understand how the club looks after their players and employees.
“It’s just not within the club to act that way, I think if anything we would have been the first to know and as I said they came in and killed that rumour quickly.”
The 32-year-old walked away with the Chairman’s award, Player of the Season as well as the Top Goal-scorer award during their club’s end of the season awards ceremony on Thursday night.
“I am incredibly proud, it has been a few difficult seasons for me before this season, and you know the operations and that. The coach and the club showed a lot of faith in me and it just really felt good to be able to repay the club for the faith they have shown in me.
“I came into the season and people were asking me what targets I have set for myself and for me there was really only one target and goal, and that was to just stay fit and play as many games as I can. I feel I did that and everything else was just a bonus,” concluded Grobler.
‘Matsatsantsa’ will wrap up their mini-camp on Sunday.
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