Still No Sign Of Sundowns’ Target!
Still No Sign Of Mamelodi Sundowns’ Target!
Mamelodi Sundowns’ transfer target, Rivaldo Coetzee has still not reported to club duty at Ajax Cape Town, five days into pre-season training.
The Siya crew revealed on Tuesday, June 04, that the 20-year-old Bafana Bafana international was a no-show at training with the Urban Warriors, who reported to pre-season duty on July 03.
Upon investigation, Siya sources have indicated at the time that the player is looking to move on from the Cape Town-based club and is trying to force the issue by not reporting to pre-season training.
Soccer Laduma has since been informed that five days later, Coetzee is still absent from Ikamva, despite the fact that the player is still under contract with the Urban Warriors and obliged to report to club duty.
Ajax exercised the added two-year option on Coetzee’s deal, which will see the centre back remain at the club until, at least, the end of the 2018/19 season.
Now, it remains to be seen what the reason is for the player’s absence from training and whether Ajax will look to take disciplinary measures against the player.
Coetzee has been heavily linked with a move to Sundowns in the past months, with the Brazilians recently approaching the Urban Warriors for the defender’s services.
However, indications are that Ajax’s first option would be to sell the player to a club abroad. This comes after Ajax’s chairman, Ari Efstathiou, confirmed to Soccer Laduma last month, June, that he recently held talks with European clubs about the transfer of the player.