SuperSport United have officially confirmed that they have terminated the contract of their veteran defender Clayton Daniels on a mutual agreement with immediate effect.
“The club has agreed to release the player as we couldn’t agree on a new contract length. SuperSport United has made clear its intention of using this season to blood young players from its MDC structures,” the club said in a statement.
Daniels joined the Tshwane-based outfit in the 2014/15 season. He has played over 200 games for Matsatsantsa and has won five domestic cups with the club.
The club CEO Stanley Matthews said that Daniels has been a great player and a warrior for SuperSport helping them win all five domestic Cups and compete in many Cup finals including the CAF Confederation Cup.
“We understand his desire to play regularly, but as a club, we have to also have an eye for the future and like Clayton was given a chance at a young age, we have players like Luke Fleurs and TT Dithlokwe who need to have regular game time. So we have agreed to release Clayton with immediate effect and wish him well in his future both on and off the field,” said Matthews.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Daniels said: “I feel I have two good years left in me so I don’t want to spend those years watching others play, but that doesn’t change the amazing time I have had at the club and how they been good to me and trusted me with the captaincy in 2014.”
“So, I wish all my SuperSport family the best and no one can take away the history we made together, it’s part of football and now I will be looking forward to finding a new club to finish my career.”
The club wished the 36-year-old defender best of luck in his future endeavours.
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