- Seasoned defender Clayton Daniels has had his contract with Supersport United FC terminated
- The two parties could not come to an agreement regarding the length of a new contract
- Coach Kaitano Tembo sees Daniels' departure as a chance for younger defenders to show what they are made of
Supersport United have terminated the contract of long-term defender Clayton Daniels with immediate effect. The club and player could not reach a mutual agreement for a new contract. There were conflicting views on the length of the contract.
Supersport head coach Kaitano Tembo has expressed his desire to make use of more reserve players in his side. He indicated that the club would be promoting younger players from the Multichoice Diski Challenge team to the first team.
With seasoned player Daniels leaving, younger players will now have the opportunity to step up and have their chance.
The club said in a statement "The club would like wish Daniels all the best in his future endeavours."
Supersport United CEO Stanley Matthews spoke about Daniels in a positive light and reflected on how the defender helped the club win three domestic cups and reach a number of cup finals.
"We understand his desire to play regularly, but as a club we have to also have an eye for the future," said Matthews.
He expressed how Daniels was given a chance at a young age to make his claim to fame and the club has players like Luke Fleurs and TT Dithlokwe who also need to be given the same opportunity in his position.
In other soccer news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Gavin Hunt explained his strategy to score late in a CAF Champions League game. Kaizer Chiefs beat Cameroon team PWD Bamenda on Sunday 1-0 in a nail-biting encounter in Limbe. This was Chiefs' first-round tie and their win pleased coach Gavin Hunt, who was impressed with the victory.
Amakhosi have played a total of nine matches this season but this win was only the third in their campaign. The pressure had been mounting for Chiefs after they had suffered losses to Moroka Swallows and Orlando Pirates.
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