Maritzburg’s Jeremy Brockie can’t play in big showdown with Sundowns

Maritzburg’s Jeremy Brockie can’t play in big showdown with Sundowns

- Jeremy Brockie secured a last ditch loan move to Maritzburg United from Mamelodi Sundowns on the eve of the transfer window deadline

- Brockie's new team now prepare for battle against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday, but he'll not be able to face his parent club

- The Brazilians have been hurt by loanees scoring against them in previous seasons and have prevented Brockie from following suit

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Jeremy Brockie needed game time after a lengthy period on the sidelines and secured a loan move away from Mamelodi Sundowns to Maritzburg United ahead of transfer deadline day. previously reported on the news and the six players that Sundowns registered as the window closed.

Brockie's new side will face the Brazilians on Saturday, but the striker will not be allowed to feature against his parent club.

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SowetanLIVE reported that coach Eric Tinkler confirmed the news of Brockie's ineligibility.

Tinkler said, “It’s not ideal, but that is what was in the agreement."

Maritzburg would have been desperate to field the New Zealander as they search for their first win of the season, but they'll have to wait for the fixture against Chippa United on 27 September.

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The clause in Brockie's loan deal bucks the recent trend of Sundowns allowing loanees to feature against them.

Five years ago, Sundowns’ owner Patrice Motsepe took the bold decision to make players on loan eligible to face them. understands the decision may have been based on the public opinion that the Brazilians were strategically trying to poach the best players to as to avoid facing them.

The move has come back to haunt Sundowns on a few occasions as Musa Nyatama inspired Bloemfontein Celtic to victory over them and Mogakolodi Ngele scored a crucial goal against them during the 2014/ 2015 season.

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