- Mamelodi Sundowns prepare for battle against Maritzburg United in the Telkom Knockout final
- One of the talking points has been the availability of striker Jeremy Brockie
- Brockie was loaned by Sundowns to Maritzburg for this season and its been confirmed that he will not be eligible to play
Jeremy Brockie had an average start to life at Mamelodi Sundowns and a decision was made to loan the striker out to Maritzburg United.
With Marirzburg reaching the final of the Telkom Knockout, an interesting prospect loomed as Brockie would have had a chance to face his current employers, Sundowns.
Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane stated that he isn't interested in the permutations and whether the New Zealander is allowed to play.
Mosimane said, "I am not saying that I am promoting it, but I really don’t care that much.”
However, SowetanLIVE reported that Maritzburg have confirmed that Brockie will not feature in the final.
Chief executive Younus Kadodia said, “He can't play in the final."
Kadodia added that both clubs were aware of the clause when the loan agreement was signed at the start of the season.
Briefly.co.za understands that Brockie did not feature in the league encounter against Sundowns earlier this season for this very reason.
Perhaps the striker's presence will not be missed as Maritzburg have been in fine form in the cup.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that coach Eric Tinkler felt his side could have scored six or seven goals in their upset victory over Kaizer Chiefs in the semi-final.
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