Pitso Camp Shocked Over Downs Lawsuit
Pitso Mosimane’s camp have issued a statement after it was claimed that Mamelodi Sundowns have filed papers against his wife Moira Tlhagale over a R8 million commission.
A report by Sunday World had stated that Sundowns, through its lawyers Bowman Gilfillan, filed papers at the Johannesburg High Court last week Wednesday to seek an order for Mosimane’s agency to repay a massive commission fee.
The report further claimed that his wife had pocketed R8.6 million when coach Pitso Mosimane had put pen to paper on a new four-year contract.
Sundowns reportedly paid the full amount in commission instead of dividing it into the four seasons of the contract. The publication further states that a pro-rata amount of R7.9 million would have to be returned to Sundowns.
However, MT Sports Marketing and Management, a company owned by Tlhagane, has now criticised the antics of Pitso Mosimane’s former club.
“It is with a deep measure of shock and disappointment that MT Sports Marketing and Management has received summons from Mamelodi Sundowns FC demanding to be paid back commission fees in lieu of coach Pitso Mosimane,” reads the statement by MTSports.
“We have received communication from Mamelodi Sundowns and have attempted to reach an amicable solution to this matter, however they have not responded to our request to meet with us. We attempted to speak to then club president Dr Patrice Motsepe in January this year, and we were refused and also last week with chairman Tlhopane Motsepe, we were met with silence.”
“The leaking of the story to the media is impolite and smacks of bullying tactics. This also comes after last week’s events where sections of Sundowns fans hurled insults to Coach Pitso and his mother.
“The summons and the media leaks put into disrepute Dr Motsepe’s blessings on the termination of the contracts, and well-wishes on Coach Pitso joining Al Ahly D.C. last year.”
The statement further addressed rumours that Tlhagane also accused Masandawana president Patrice Motsepe of match fixing.
“There are also social media posts making the rounds that Ms Tlhagale alleges that Dr Patrice Motsepe has used one of the team’s employees in match fixing,” the statement continues.
“We would like to categorically state that Ms Tlhagale has never said such things about Dr Motsepe or anyone associated with the club. There are unknown forces that are attempting to put MT Sports Marketing and Management’s name into disrepute.
“We, as MT Sports and Coach Pitso, are grateful to Mamelodi Sundowns for the years he spent there and would not like this glorious legacy to be soiled by tussles that could easily and rapidly be handled professionally and privately.
“We hope sanity will prevail and that this will be resolved amicably. However, if this is not possible we will be happy to meet Mamelodi Sundowns in court.”