Gaxa will fight for freedom

Siboniso Gaxa of Mamelodi Sundowns  passes the ball to Katlego Mphela in front of Amazulu keeper Kalililo Kakonje.  Mphela scored the first goal against Amazulu during the ABSA Premiership at Super Stadium in Atteridgeville Pretoria. PICTURE: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI 22/10/2008
Siboniso Gaxa of Mamelodi Sundowns passes the ball to Katlego Mphela in front of Amazulu keeper Kalililo Kakonje. Mphela scored the first goal against Amazulu during the ABSA Premiership at Super Stadium in Atteridgeville Pretoria. PICTURE: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI 22/10/2008

EMBITTERED Bafana Bafana right-back Siboniso Gaxa is angry with his employers Mame-lodi Sundowns, accusing them of blocking a dream overseas move.

EMBITTERED Bafana Bafana right-back Siboniso Gaxa is angry with his employers Mame-lodi Sundowns, accusing them of blocking a dream overseas move.

And he is refusing to take the news lying down.

Gaxa, pictured, who still has two seasons left on his contract, has received an offer from Belgian side Lierse SK but Downs' management seems reluctant to let him go.

This, Gaxa said, was in spite of Downs president Patrice Motsepe's assurance that the defender would be allowed to leave for an overseas club if he received offers after taking part in the 2010 World Cup.

"I got two offers from overseas teams after the Confederations Cup last year but the president told me to wait a little longer until the World Cup. But it now appears that I will never leave this club," said an exasperated Gaxa yesterday.

"I was patient after they did not allow me to move after the Confed but I will not allow this to happen again."

The defender points an accusing finger at Sundowns general manager Kenneth Makhanya for refusing to let him go.

The player and his manager, Glyn Bikin, met Makhanya and Trott Moloto at Chloorkop yesterday where Makhanya told him that the club's board of directors wanted him to stay.

Downs' PRO Alex Shakoane said that Sundowns would not accept any offers from overseas clubs that were less than what they paid for local players.

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