As Bizana Pondo Chiefs is preparing to go to the ABC Motsepe League, most of their players will remain in the professional ranks.
Apart from Uthongathi FC coach Pitso Dladla, who confirmed to this publication that he has players he wants to sign from the Indomitable Lions of Skomplaz, it seems there is a lot of transfer activity already.
With just one day after the club completed their GladAfrica Championship matches, the chairman, Nkosinathi Mqokiyana revealed to FARPost that more than 12 players have already been sold.
“It’s all about thanking the players, remember it’s their careers so they had to respect the badge every time they enter the field. Like now I can safely say I’ve transfered more than 12 players from my office to other professional teams.
“To put a stamp that this team was one of the good the teams, just that we were unlucky and the results were not forthcoming. We ended up being the last team on the log and subsequently got relegated,” said Mqokiyana.
The businessman also reflected on signing players like Masibusane Zongo and Abia Nale, who never kicked a ball in official matches for the club.
“There are no regrets in signing those players, remember football is not only physical, it’s also psychological it impacts the environment.
“Remember a player like Abia Nale has represented big clubs in the country and they’ve walked the walk. Basically I brought them to come and nurture the young players, believe me their work in the team, you can ask any young player from rural areas, they’ve learnt a lot from them,” he said.
“Every time after training, before training they sit with these boys and talk to them to share their experiences. Even during difficult times when results were not forthcoming.
“These players were there to try and lift up these boys even though we didn’t succeed but we appreciate the moment, we appreciate the experience.”
He added: “We’ll surely use the experience to prepare, to come and fight again, to represent our province (Eastern Cape) in the professional ranks,” concluded Mqokiyana.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter