Sundowns and Manqele have been at loggerheads since the striker was allegedly blocked by Sundowns from travelling to Port Elizabeth where he was expected to join Chippa United on loan. ...........
Thereafter, Manqele was also stopped from training at Sundowns and was not paid on time for September – either by Sundowns or Chippa United.
In a letter to Chippa United on September 18, Sundowns demanded that Chippa pay the player. However, the Brazilians eventually paid him his salary three days late and have threatened in another letter to Chippa that they will invoice the Port Elizabeth club to recover the money.
And while the two clubs fight over who should pay, Manqele has secured a date of October 16 at the PSL’s Dispute Resolution Chamber where the matter will be heard involving all parties.
In the meantime, though, KickOff.com has established that Sundowns’ lawyers have now written a letter to the player’s representatives claiming that the Tshwane side is not at fault and go as far as suggesting that Manqele has no case since he was paid his salary.
Sundowns’ letter to Manqele’s representatives, written on October 7, reads as follows:
“We refer to the above and your e-mails to our client relating to an ‘Addendum’ to your client’s claim that is before the Dispute Resolution Chamber of the National Soccer League (“the DRC”) that your client intends to file.
“Our client’s position is that there is no dispute relating to the payment