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Orlando Pirates legend wants Sundowns to compensate him

Orlando Pirates legend Innocent Mayoyo groomed Thabang Sibanyoni from the age of 17 up to the age of 19 when he was signed by the Chloorkop-based outfit for the club’s development system in 2015, and he is not backing down in his fight against the Brazilians, in an attempt to claim what he believes rightfully belongs to him for the development of the 26-year-old striker.

The current Free State Stars coach is confident in his case, and that is why he laid out R10 000, which was one of the requirements for the case to be heard. He believes that he is in the right and Sundowns are playing hardball.

Mayoyo feels that he is being undermined by Sundowns and by taking them on, he wants to send a clear message on behalf of local academies and small clubs to be recognised and taken seriously by the big clubs.

The coach’s camp is confident that they can prove that Sibanyoni was developed in his academy, with indications that he still has all the records of the player’s time there. And he is looking for around R50 000 per season for the two seasons that Sibanyoni was at his academy. It equates to R100 000 in total.

The Siya crew has been informed that Mayoyo’s aim is not to spoil the relationship between Sundowns and the academy but to ensure that development is taken seriously. And they are hoping for the backing of SAFA in their pursuit of the matter as the association is on course to getting up to speed with development and compensation.

Source: Soccer Laduma Wed, Jan 26, 2022

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