MOTAUNG “HONESTLY” ANSWERS WHY TAU WAS LET GO
By: Sphamandla Blose
Kaizer Chiefs Manager, Bobby Motaung, has explained for the first time how the club came about in a decision of releasing the right foot player, Jimmy Tau, months back.
During the interview he had on radio, Tau alleged that the reason the club dismissed him was not based on football grounds, even though he didn’t elaborate on it.
According to Kick-off, when Motaung responded on Tau’s statement he said that the player should go to Chiefs’ offices if he wanted to talk about this matter.
After weeks when everyone thought the matter had gone by, Motaung on Thursday gave the full story from the club’s side.
He started by apologising about how the player handled the matter. According to SuperDiski Motaung said, “It is pity that some people get emotional when they receive bad news and he reacted the way he did. I feel sorry for him but his future is bright, we have developed him in to a person who can do anything tomorrow in his life.”
Though many Chiefs supporters have raised concerned about the decision of the club, Motaung has shown no remorse.
“It is normal business when a contract comes to an end, there are two parties that must sit down and negotiate so we sat with the coach and looked at the situation. Tau did a great job as a captain,” Motaung added.
Tau got injured and he didn’t play in a team for the whole season, and Motaung believes that the player that took his position stood up very well.
He concluded by saying, “If Jimmy wants 2 million on fee or salary, he must justify it to the board and the coach must guarantee that he’s got a place for him in the team because that money is for the player who is going to be playing.”
Despite the controvercy between Tau and the club, Chiefs Marketing Director Jessica Motaung has not stopped speaking highly about him. “Jimmy served us well, he was our captain and he did very well. We will remember him for the relationship we had with him when he was here,” she said.
Tau has been linked with two clubs, AmaZulu and Platinum Stars.