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'Terrible twins' back in training as 'no play, no pay' policy bites

By unknown | Feb 07, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Sipho Mthembu

Sipho Mthembu

Orlando Pirates has finally found a way to flush their wayward star Gift Leremi out of his hiding place - or is that his drinking hole?

The Bucs management stopped Leremi's salary and the erratic winger, who last showed up for training on January 23, turned up on Monday.

Leremi's partner in crime, Gerald Mudabi, who was lured from Dynamos at the beginning of the season only to go Awol after seeing little action under Milutin Sredojevic and Bibey Mutombo was also hit where it hurts most.

Mudabi also showed up on Monday when he found no difference in his bank balance.

Bucs' official Floyd Mbele confirmed the "terrible twins" were not paid their January salaries, but would not elaborate on the next course of action.

"I think the issue, especially Gift's behaviour, is beyond me now. It will have to be dealt with by the chairman. To my knowledge, no company pays people for doing nothing," he said, pronouncing his contentment with the general discipline in his squad.

Leremi, who is no stranger to controversy and misdemeanour, was last seen in Bucs colours when he was on the bench in the abandoned game against Black Leopards on January 17.

He failed to report for training the next day citing flu. On his return the next Tuesday, he was ordered to train with a squad of fringe and suspended players, and those returning from injury. That was the last time he showed up and he was spotted having a ball at the Rock in Soweto, when Pirates hosted Moroka Swallows.

He missed two matches against Leopards and weekend reports claim he was caught by his fiancee with a mistress when Bucs played a 2-2 draw against Swallows.


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