SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews has revealed that the club turned down Kaizer Chiefs’ bid for star striker Evans Rusike.
The Glamour Boys were said to be looking to bolster their attacking department with the addition of the Zimbabwean international, however Matthews revealed that their main reason for Chiefs’ bid was that they are not yet ready to part ways with the striker.
“Yes, Chiefs wanted Rusike, but we turned them down. We are not looking to sell any of our forwards. We are looking to buy strikers,” Matthews told IOL.
Matthews also ruled out exit links of duo Aubrey Modiba and youngster Teboho Mokoena, saying that they are not looking to let go of any of their players.
“We can’t afford to be in a position where we are held at ransom for Aubrey Modiba. Aubrey is not for sale and so is Teboho Mokoena,” Matthews explained.
“We are not willing to sell them to any local side. As a result, we’ve given up on Ngoma and Mohomi because Sundowns won’t give me those two.”
After the signing of Orlando Pirates duo Thamsanqa Gabuza and Kudakwashe Mahachi, Matthews hinted that they are not done yet as they are looking to bring in two more players before the transfer window closes at the end of August.
“We are looking at other players. We will sign two players before the end of this transfer window market,” Matthews concluded.
Matsatsantsa will welcome the Buccaneers for a league fixture at Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday evening.