Matthews: SuperSport United lost a quality player in Wome

The Pretoria-based club has admitted that they are losing a quality player, who will add value at the Soweto giants

SuperSport United announced Dove Wome's six-month loan transfer to Orlando Pirates on PSL Transfer Window deadline day. 

Matsatsantsa have now issued a statement as to why they had agreed to a deal with the Buccaneers.

SuperSport's chief executive officer Stanley Matthews admitted that they are losing a quality player to a rival, but they did not have much of a choice.

"Dove is a great player and was key in our League campaign and Telkom win 2 years ago," Matthews told the clubs website.

"It hurts when you know the player is high quality and that he will add value to one of your key rivals (Orlando Pirates) - but at the same time this is business and we cannot be having a player of Dove's value sitting on the bench,” he added.

Matthews acknowledged that they had spoken with Wome and his will to leave was motivated by him missing out on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Gabon.

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"He himself is disappointed about losing his place in Togo's Afcon squad - so now is a chance for him to show us that he should have got more game time at us and we get a chance to balance our books in the short term and hopefully recoup the rest of our investment down the line,” Matthews concluded.

The 25-year-old forward had been at SuperSport for two-and-a-half years after making his move from Mamelodi Sundowns before the 2014/2015 season.


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