Kaizer Chiefs look set to release their promising DStv Diski Challenge defender Puso Dithejane after he and other Diski players allegedly refused to be ball boys in the Carling Knockout Cup match against AmaZulu FC last Saturday.
Dithejane has looked impressive in the right-back position for the Amakhosi in the DDC and the 19-year-old was also one of the six Chiefs DDC players who trained with the first team during pre-season.
He also linked up with the South African national team that finished in third place in the COSAFA Cup in Durban, winning his first senior cap in the 3rd/4th play-off.
The South African junior international recently scored in a 5-1 victory over AmaZulu FC in the DDC.
But, according to the information received by iDiski Times, Dithejane was amongst a group of players who were supposed to be ball retrievers for the first team match against AmaZulu at FNB Stadium, but refused.
It has been reported that some of the players were suspended, while the club decided to release others.
This publication has been informed that Dithejane was at Naturena Village on Friday morning to collect his clearance after the club told him to do so, but he couldn’t get it as there were some issues to resolve, which reportedly included a clause requiring a fee of R1,5 million to be paid to Chiefs by any club that wants to sign him.
Therefore he couldn’t take the clearance and has been told to come back on Tuesday so that the club can discuss the issues of the clearence.
This publication tried to get hold of Kaizer Chiefs Football Club media at 10h32, but were instructed to call back at 11h00. When we called again at 11h00, no comment was forthcoming, as we were informed that the club had left for Durban where they will face Lamontville Golden Arrows on Saturday afternoon.
Story by Sinethemba Makonco (@Makonco_M).