Former Chiefs goalkeeper stuck in Sundowns contract

Veteran retired former Cape Town City industrious midfielder Teko Modise, has expressed sympathy for a player currently stuck in a contract at Mamelodi Sundowns he can’t get out of.

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The player in question is former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse who joined the Brazilians from Tshwane rivals SuperSport United in 2018.

Reyaad Pieterse Reveals Why He Joined Mamelodi Sundowns
Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse. (Soccer Laduma)

Pieterse, who left the Glamour Boys in 2016, citing that he was harboring plans of returning to play overseas, ended up at Matsatsantsa before jumping ship to the mega rich Sundowns.

Now, Modise, who spent six years at the Chloorkop outfit, reckons that Pieterse will find it difficult to convince the club to let him leave and seek game-time elsewhere.

“I think it is going to be difficult for him to find that transfer, because if you look at the history of goalkeepers at Mamelodi Sundowns – Thela Ngobeni always had exceptional loan deals, wherever he goes, he performs, but it is very difficult for him to come out of the contract and for teams to buy him because Sundowns always want to keep him, ” Modise said as quoted by Soccer Laduma.

“I see that happening with Reyaad because I think they will be looking at – if something happens to Denis, we need somebody with experience, somebody that can stand in and do the business. But for him, emotionally as a player, the age you are at, you want to play as many games as possible.

“But, at Sundowns it is very tricky to even get a loan deal, once you are in there, those yellow walls, it is very difficult to (leave) unless they don’t want you there anymore, ” the former Bafana Bafana international added.

The player’s agent, Gary Cassisa from Mede8 Sports, explained that his client is just looking to get more minutes under his belt, and a move elsewhere will come in great stead for his career.

“Obviously he has lacked on the game-time and it is not that he has any hard feelings towards Sundowns, it is just a career decision that he wants to look for a move where he can go and get game-time, whether it is out on loan, or whether it is an outright transfer.

“He just wants to move to a club to find game-time, ” Cassisa said.