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it's DAVIDS or our cash

By unknown | Feb 05, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

The return of Lance Davids to South Africa took a dramatic turn yesterday with Orlando Pirates filing a complaint with the PSL's dispute resolution chamber (DRC).

Davids, who has played his entire professional soccer career overseas in Germany and Sweden, joined SuperSport United last week on a six-month contract.

This despite the fact that his agent, Rob Moore, had earlier reached an agreement with Pirates to bring the defensive midfielder to Parktown.

Sowetan has it on good authority that Pirates and Moore agreed on all the issues, including Davids' monthly nett salary of R90000.

Amabhakabhaka are so aggrieved that they are now demanding Davids join them as per their deal with Moore or they be paid compensation for the losses incurred.

The amount of money required by Pirates as compensation could not be divulged by the club as it part of the evidence they will be presenting.

The matter will be heard at the PSL offices in Parktown tomorrow with United the first respondents and Davids the second.

Moore cannot be dragged into the dispute resolution chamber since he is not a member of the PSL.

"We had a deal with the agent, this is madness. We are also going to lodge a complaint with Fifa on the matter," said Irvin Khoza, Pirates' chairman.

Altaaf Kazi, the PSL communications general manager, confirmed that the matter will be heard by the chamber tomorrow.

Jose Ferreira, United's commercial manager, said they were aware that Pirates were taking the matter up with the dispute resolution chamber.

"We are going to the DRC to address the issue," he said.

Sowetan also phoned the Spain-based Moore to get his side of the story after Pirates also accused him of negotiating in bad faith.

After this reporter introduced himself, Moore said: "I'm sorry I can't talk to you. I'm in a meeting," before quickly hanging up.

Davids - like some South African players - is coming back home to enhance his chances of being called up for the Confederations Cup in June, was not available.

The former Amajita and under-23 international's contract with Swedish side Djurgardens IF expired two months ago.


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