Wits confirm Simon Murray departure


Bidvest Wits Director Jose Ferreira has confirmed the departure of Scottish striker Simon Murray, who has returned to his home country.

According to Wits director Jose Ferreira, Murray had his contract terminated by mutually consent and has already left South Africa and arrived in Scotland on Friday. Murray’s contract was set to expire at the end of June.

The Scottish forward joined the ‘Clever Boys’ from Scottish Premiership team Hibernian FC ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Murray made 27 appearances for Wits last season in all competitions and managed to score eight goals and provided three assists in what was his first campaign with the club.

“He [Murray] has left Wits, yes we have reached an agreement with him, he’s gone overseas,” Ferreira told FARPost.

Murray is currently recovering from a knee injury [cruciate ligament] which he sustained against Stellenbosch in an Absa Premiership clash back in 2019, August 28. He only played one game in the current season.

With the PSL matches suspended until further due to the coronavirus outbreak, Murray decided to head back home before the nationwide lockdown kicked in on Thursday midnight.

By FARPost Reporter 

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