The players that were previously released from Real Kings have returned to the club, following an intervention from the South African Football Players’ Union.
Sources close to the NFD outfit have confirmed to the Siya crew that about half of the 10 players have returned to work. Kings’ head coach, Simo Dladla, was allegedly responsible for telling the players to leave the KZN club.
“I do know about the problem at Kings. It’s a matter which we’re attending to. For now, the boys are back at training because, as I understand it, the coach had suspended players without necessarily consulting with the owner. I’m planning to fly to Durban this week in order to meet Mr Ngidi and we’ll take it from there.
“You cannot treat those boys as if they were a yo-yo. One minute it’s fine, they can stay, the next minute they must go. It’s absolute rubbish. That means they’re serving at your behest. We cannot stand for that. At no point should that be condoned, as it’s a threat to the contractual stability within the country,” SAFPU general-secretary, Thulaganyo Gaoshubelwe, told the Siya crew.
Although the players have returned to training, the NFD outfit still faces an enquiry from SAFPU concerning issues of contracts.