Suspended AmaZulu players take matter to SAFPU


The five players that have been suspended by AmaZulu FC have taken their matter to the South African Football Players Union (SAFPU).

Lehlohonolo Majoro, Jabulani Ncobeni, Michael Morton, Thembela Sikhakhane and Nhlanhla Vilakazi have been ordered to train with the U19s by the KwaZulu-Natal club.

SAFPU secretary general Calvin Motloung says the matter is now with the Union.

“The guys were told not to train with the club, and only train with the Under 19s because they are no longer in the coach’s plans, “explains Motloung.

Michael Morton, one of the five suspended players by AmaZulu.

“They do get their salaries, but they are complaining about not being in the coach’s plans, their performance not being good, up to scratch.

“So, you can see what they (AmaZulu) are saying doesn’t make sense. How many times has Vilakazi played? Morton was even playing in the last game, where he scored an own goal. So, it doesn’t make sense,” observed SAFPU’s secretary general.

“They [players] also don’t know why they were suspended because they didn’t even give them a letter informing them to come to hearings. They [AmaZulu] just told them verbally, they were not issued with any papers.

“The [suspended] players promised to come back to us, but yes we can challenge it. They are the ones who approached us about the matter.”-Motloung
“We are looking into that matter because these guys signed professional contracts, not contracts to train with an amateur team. So, most of them their contracts will expire now in June you see. So, we are just waiting for the guys to give us a go ahead.

“But they first want to see if they reach an agreement with the club. They do go to training (with the U19s), remember if they don’t train it means they are absent from work, they are being monitored, “added Motloung.

Majoro is not new into such issues, in 2014 he had a similar problem at Kaizer Chiefs before his moved to Orlando Pirates.

“The striker understands such issues very well, and you remember it also happened with Laffor (Anthony) at [Jomo] Cosmos? “concluded Motloung.

By Musa Nhlapo 

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