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Matthews Opens Up On Dzvukamanja Deal

SuperSport United CEO Stan Mathews has opened up on the signing of Terrence Dzvukamanja after the Buccaneers stated they were “surprised” with SSU’s approach.

Dzvukamanja, 27, was unveiled as new SuperSport player last week Friday, with the club announcing his signature “for an undisclosed transfer fee”.

The deal comes after Pirates had released a statement, in which they expressed their “surprise by SuperSport United’s approach for Dzvukamanja’s services” and then announced they “released Dzvukamanja to SuperSport”.

Matthews now confirmed that Matsatsantsa already wanted to sign the striker in January before revealing he didn’t think they would be able to sign him now after his performances in the second half of the 2022/23 campaign

“Dzvukamanja was an unexpected but big signing for us,” he told journalists.

“A player that Gavin knows and loves really well. A player who had a cracker second half of a season last year.

“To be blunt, we tried to bring Terrence in January and kind of Pirates pushed us off.

“After he did all what he did for them, I really didn’t believe we had a chance to bring him. The way that things transpired with him was kind of a pleasant surprise in a way.”

Matthews then gave some more details on the transfer, even though he didn’t want to comment on Pirates’ public statement about SSU’s approach.

“I can’t comment about that [Pirates’ statement],” he added.

“I was asked if I was prepared to make an offer on Terrence by his agent. I indicated that I would be prepared to make an offer on Terrence and I indicated what the maximum offer I would be able to make was – Pirates moved that offer (laughs), but accepted it, because he is a big player for us.”

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