Sundowns angry with Zifa and Mpandare attack on Peter Ndlovu
Mamelodi Sundowns are not happy with statements attributed to Zimbabwe national team manager Wellington Mpandare over the availability of Khama Billiat.
Mpandari was quoted in the local NewsDay paper claiming that former Zimbabwe captain Peter Ndlovu was blocking Billiat from turning out for the Warriors against Liberia this weekend.
This is in spite of Billiat having missed three crucial Sundowns games recently due to injury.
Sundowns Thulani Thuswa did not mince words in talking to kick-off:
Firstly, I have to make it known that this Wellington Mpandare character is just getting too excited. Is he new in the job? In the past, we have always worked well with ZIFA and have respect for both their president and coach.We have always enjoyed good relations with ZIFA because we have always had Zimbabwean players at the club and that shouldn’t be spoiled by this Wellington guy.
The truth is that we sent them the doctor’s report and told them that if they want another opinion on Khama’s injury then they can always send him to an independent doctor here in Johannesburg.
That way they would have been able to verify our doctor’s report which they might have issues with. We have a qualified team doctor and it is not for fun that Khama hasn’t played in the last three games for the club.
Ndlovu who works as manager for Sundowns has come to the country with the midfielder to deliver him to the Zimbabwe camp for inspection.
All so weird and unnecessary.