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Wits Respond To Mlambo’s Training Comments

Bidvest Wits Have Discussed The Comments From Orlando Pirates' New Signing

By Joe Crann - Jan 31, 2018 09:24 AM @YesWeCrann
Bidvest Wits’ CEO, Jose Ferreira, says that he hopes Xola Mlambo’s claims about being stopped from training with the Clever Boys was just an ‘unfortunate’ choice of words.
 
 
The 26-year-old completed his move to Orlando Pirates on Monday after weeks of speculation surrounding his future, with the Buccaneers confirming his arrival at the Soweto giants ahead of their game this week.
 
Following the move, Mlambo was quoted as saying that he was ‘stopped from training’ with the Clever Boys, saying, “Mpho Makola is special, he is more of a brother than a teammate for me. When things were bad and I didn’t train for three weeks because I was stopped from training with Wits.”
 
However Ferreira has explained the situation, stating that that decision was only made once an agreement had been reached with the Buccaneers.
 
He told the Siya crew, “Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates reached an agreement on the transfer of Xola Mlambo three weeks ago. At that stage I personally met Xola and advised him, and thereafter his agent, that it would no longer be necessary for him to train with us pending finalisation of the written club to club transfer agreement, his contract with Orlando Pirates, as well as resolving outstanding matters dealing with the termination of agreements between our club and Xola, as well as his agent. 
 
“I also advised our coach that Xola would no longer be training with the team pending the finalisation of all these agreements. For reasons that are well known to Xola’s agent all these issues were only finalized on Monday this week. I would like to believe that Xola’s choice of words when he says that he “was stopped from training” were just unfortunate. To suggest anything else, as the media have implied from his words, would be startling coming from a professional football player. I have no doubt that the former is true and not the latter.”
 
Mlambo played 21 times domestically for Wits during his season and a half with the club.

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@azzaniawest Joined: 07 Nov 2017
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@azzaniawest Feb 01, 2018 12:37 PM
@thabanakhosi,MICK MOUSE TEAMS SIGNED LOCAL-INTERNATIONALS, MEANT ZEBRAS SIGNED CASTRO FROM DUNUS AND DUNUS SIGNED BROCKIE FROM SUPERSPORT UTD AND NOTHING NEW ABOUT THOSE PLAYERS
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sinqobile mavundla Jan 31, 2018 05:59 PM
I am a khosi supporter but i'd like to say this way of doing business is ill this is affecting players so this needs to stop
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Binda_Bucks1 Jan 31, 2018 04:14 PM
@The Bucsboss lol ngiyakuzwa
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Maloh11 Jan 31, 2018 03:27 PM
it was just unfortunate boy for you hard luck train hard at the mayfair and things will start come up for you
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JamieM Jan 31, 2018 01:51 PM
It is unfortunate that clubs do this. The player has to keep fit to join the new club in good shape but to them its all about money. The player has to fight for fitneess in the new club yet he had been paid for in full. There must be a rule that if a club sells a player they should sell him when he is in good condition fitness wise.
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thabanakhosi Jan 31, 2018 01:22 PM
Mr Ferreira we not kids here. After you agree with Pierats did you give him his clearance? Pierats was no gonna take chance to allow him to train with them while he is still your player. You treat this guys badly they keep quite when they talk is painful
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thabanakhosi Jan 31, 2018 01:15 PM
@@azzaniawest sorry not that I m disrespectful to you. I read your comment five times but I don't understand. Can you please lightened it up for me?
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@azzaniawest Jan 31, 2018 12:18 PM
I NOTICE WE ARE BRAGGING WITH OUR GOOD SIGNINGS AS AMABHAKABHAKA,COMPARED TO MICK MOUSE TEAMS WHO UP TO NOW FLOPPED, SOME HAVE SIGN LOCAL- INTERNATIONALS PLAYERS AND THERE'S NOTHING NEW AND ALSO SIGNING CASUALTIES
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chaledi Jan 31, 2018 11:49 AM
Y want to train with the team where you leaving ?
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slivo ledimo Jan 31, 2018 11:47 AM
Message to Mr Ferreira.i truly believe SA football standard is gradually growing by da day.and mi sincere advise or words of encouragement.i will wish that next time sir.if you already have agree terms with other teams.for a player.please act professional.cos you will get sum of cash from that.dont act like teams from Mvela.act like a big team.by demoting a player to your reserve team or development.instead of stoping him totally.cos football its a matter of life to some people.eg.Aubuyemang has agree terms with Arsenal.but till contract concluded.he is still training with hes team.that is called sportsmanship.stop been dramatic.cos we ready stories about how you treat players at Wits.especially those who wish to feather their career else where.that unacceptable.fr our football dignity.act like it
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The Bucsboss Jan 31, 2018 11:47 AM
@Binda_Bucks1 Hayi Bucks1,mine ngiyala kutsi bamhlumetile.He was told the on going situation about his contract with wits.So where Wits and what have they done wrong if he knew?I feel he was never went through interview,so he just had to say whatever came across his mind.Khula Mlambo,akwentiwa kusola umuntfu ngephandle kwesono.UP THE BUCS.
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@azzaniawest Jan 31, 2018 11:45 AM
YES HE WAS STOPPED, BOTH STATEMENTS DON'T CONTRADICT
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patrivic Jan 31, 2018 11:34 AM
What is the story behind pienaar?..can you tell me he just left with mutual agreement?..why?
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france98 Jan 31, 2018 11:17 AM
@Myaka weliPhefeni ur correct medam they dont want black players even though they are they treat them bad ur correct
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Binda_Bucks1 Jan 31, 2018 11:16 AM
Nimhlukumezil serious nx hawu
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france98 Joined: 22 Nov 2017
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france98 Jan 31, 2018 11:15 AM
I believe anything from the player saying it direct through public it shows that he has got many pains So Xola's statement its true its damn true
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smallist Jan 31, 2018 10:47 AM
I believe Xola statement. These team owners know that the media will believe their lies because they have lots of money. Its true that they stopped him from training because they are not happy because he is leaving the team and that they released him to Orlando Pirates.
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mpondo.v Jan 31, 2018 10:36 AM
if u didn't need him why wait all this long? u just wanted 2get cash 4him even thou u knew he was not needed. some whites re full of it...
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jan 31, 2018 10:33 AM
Wits wll not stop to act bad toward black players,alwayz white ppl they wll act lyk they care for us bt the the truth alwayz they wll treat us lyk an animal
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Bongz4bucs.. Jan 31, 2018 10:26 AM
Now he mst come n punish ur team... If u stopped him to train due to the agreement of selling him to bucs ...why u never lets him train wth Pirates straight coz agreement ws already there

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