The Siya crew can confirm that University of Pretoria has decided against renewing some of the players’ contracts.
The club has opted not to renew contracts of Warren Bishop, Dipsy Selolwane, Ayo Oluwafemi and Charly Moussono-Moussono.
The Siya crew has been monitoring the defender’s situation (Bishop) at the club with his contract expiring at the end of June this year. Bishop played one game as a substitute this season, and it was clear that his future was not bright at Tuks.
Speaking to the crew, the 31-year-old Johannesburg-born player revealed that parting ways with the club was fair for both parties.
“I think it was fair in my view considering the fact that I wasn’t playing and going to training only was not working for both me and the club. I think it’s a good idea not to renew you know. I’m going to look for a club now basically and there are couple of options, but I will see. I can’t reveal anything now as there’s nothing concrete yet. I’m not thinking of any football in the next week or two, but I must sort things as well before the start of the season or pre-season. It’s football, it’s business you come and go,” said Bishop.
However, the crew contacted coach, Steve Barker, but his mobile phone rang unanswered until it was switched off.
Nevertheless, the Botswana-born midfielder, Dipsy Selolwane, told the crew that he’s not the first player not to renew a contract having played 13 games as a substitute and started one.
“I still wanted to play for another year as far as I’m concerned the year went as planned. The club’s decision not to renew is not something new, this is football and these things happen. I’m a professional, when you sign you also need to know there will be a time to go. I haven’t spoken to any club yet but I’m still keen to play one more season you know. No footballer wants to retire, I’d like to get an opportunity to play again. There’s nothing surprising on not getting a new contract,” said the 36-year old.