The Kaizer Chief's football manager has cleared the air surrounding Jimmy Tau leaving the club and says that Chiefs will be cautious in the transfer market
Motaung has urged caution in the transfer market, saying that Chiefs will not make any hasty decisions in deciding which players to bring in to Naturena.
“Currently, we are definitely looking at beefing up at the back. We are doing it with caution. We are doing it properly, not hastily. The season starts in August and we have time,” Motaung said during a press conference at Naturena.
Chiefs have brought back Knowledge Musona to the club, while young talent Simphiwe Mtsweni has also joined the current PSL champions.
“We will be making one or two more signings, but we won't do it out of emotion or excitement because everyone is in the market. We will take our time to do proper assessments,” Motaung added.
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The Jimmy Tau saga was discussed by Motaung who said at a press conference, "Firstly I'd place my displeasure on how Jimmy handled the matter. It is normal business when a contract comes to an end, two parties need to sit to negotiate and discuss.
"Once more, we sat with the coach. We looked at his situation. Jimmy played for us for years, he was the captain and a great player, but he got injured and he was out of the team for a season."
"The team did well with acquiring other players in that [Tau's] position, because we were lacking in that position. He is 32 now and his contract is up.
"He never played for the whole season. Is it fair for us to renew his contract and put him on the bench at that age? Is it professional? We looked at various factors.
Following Tau's departure from the club, the player stated that he was hurt by the Motaung's decision. The football manager was bullish in his response to the matter.
"We always look at the interest of team, before we look at any other issue. Is it fair for us to keep players who will not be playing? Renewing contracts for the sake of renewing contracts. It is not fair," Motaung continued.
"When he [Tau] left we released a joint statement with him, where we clarified that we had parted ways amicably. I was surprised to hear him going on the radio with all these allegations.
"As professionals, when we part ways, we do not go to the media and start talking a lot of things about a person. We respect Jimmy's future and we parted ways amicably with him."