- Lebogang Manyama was refused entry to the VIP parking area at FNB Stadium by security guards
- Manyama recently completed a transfer to Kaizer Chiefs and had apparently not been cleared with security at the stadium
- The midfielder eventually found alternative parking and was able to watch the MTN8 semi-final which his new side lost to SuperSport United
Newly recruited Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Lebogang Manyama was refused entry into the players VIP section at FNB Stadium by security guards. Manyama was due to attend the second leg of the MTN8 semi-final match which featured Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United.
Manyama tried to access the tightly controlled Kaizer Chiefs VIP parking area at the stadium but was stopped by security guards who demanded that he produce a parking ticket or make a U-turn and find other parking.
A witness who wished to remain anonymous said it was clear that the security guards did not recognise Manyama and were unwilling to listen to his pleading.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Manyama eventually decided not to pursue the matter any further because the match was about to start. Citizen.co.za reported that he managed to find alternative parking and was in time to witness the game.
The game did not go as planned for the Glamour Boys as they were eliminated by SuperSport United. Kaizer Chiefs have made a terrible start to the 2018/19 season and are desperate to record their first win of the campaign.
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas has already pinned his hopes for an improved mid-field performance from his side on Manyama. Solinas said once Manyama was match fit and ready for selection he expected the side to become more offensively competitive.
Meanwhile, Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter said Manyama could well make a return to the national side if he shows improvement at Kaizer Chiefs.
Baxter said he understood that Manyama had issues with his previous Turkish club which had affected his self-confidence and match readiness. Baxter added that such issues were actually quite normal in football and he expected the midfielder to make a comeback from the doldrums.
Manyama was part of the Bafana team which beat Nigeria 2-0 in their first group match of the AFCON qualifiers.
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