Pay up, Mbemba tells United

FORMER Maritzburg United player Sylla Mbemba is demanding R25000 allegedly owed to him by The Team of Choice.

FORMER Maritzburg United player Sylla Mbemba is demanding R25000 allegedly owed to him by The Team of Choice.

Mbemba, who now plays for First Division side African Warriors, is furious that United are refusing to honour the agreement they signed in July. The 27-year-old midfielder from Guinea joined Warriors last month as a free agent.

Speaking to Sowetan yesterday, Mbemba said he arrived in the country in 2007 and joined United.

"I signed a three-year contract with them and was promised R100000. Last season I played three games and went home for a holiday. When I returned I established that I had been put on transfer."

Mbemba agreed to train with a development side after a discussion with club boss Farook Kadodia.

He said his contract was terminated and the agreement was reached that he would be paid R75000, and that if he did not sign with another team before the transfer window period expired, the club would pay him a further R25000.

"When I asked for the remaining R25000 they refused," he said.

Said Kadodia yesterday: "We gave the boy a career by signing him. But he now has a club, so he has the salary, which is why we will not be paying the money."

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