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Thu Apr 24 18:39:37 SAST 2014

Let Mathoho leave, pleads agent

TEAMtalk Media | 20 June, 2012 13:350 Comments
South African national soccer team training session and player interviews
Eric Mathoho during a Bafana training session at Royal Marang Sports Complex on September 30, 2011 in Rustenburg, South Africa
Image by: Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images

Erick Mathoho's agent, Tim Sukazi, claims the player will be "disgruntled" if Bloemfontein Celtic do not sell him following mass interest from some of South Africa's biggest clubs.

The Bafana Bafana defender is currently being courted by two local giants, Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs, although it had been a three-horse race until Orlando Pirates decided to withdraw their bid.

The centre-back himself has already stated he is desperate to complete a move to Chiefs, and Sukazi says that while his client owes a lot to Siwelele, the club would be wise to release the player or risk fielding a disheartened Mathoho in the 2012/13 campaign.

"If it wasn't for Celtic he wouldn't be where he is today," Sukazi told Football411.com. "Nonetheless, I'm almost certain that he will be disgruntled if they decide he must stay. He is really looking forward to making a move, so his mind is made up. So this move must happen."

Amakhosi have reportedly offered R5 million for the Venda-born defender, while rumours suggest Sundowns are willing to part with cash plus two unnamed players.

Sukazi says the ball is now in Celtic's court.

"The matter is now between Celtic and all the clubs that are interested in Mathoho, but we all know the player's preference in terms of the club he wants to join," he added.

Mathoho refused to comment on the matter, while Celtic could only say that for now he belongs to them until a decision is made on his future.

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