Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender makes sensational claims against Safpu

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LCB - Lovers Mohlala - He had great quality, good left foot. Even though tactically he had some challenges, the quality that he had in terms of fighting spirit, energy.
LCB - Lovers Mohlala - He had great quality, good left foot. Even though tactically he had some challenges, the quality that he had in terms of fighting spirit, energy.

Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Lovers Mohlala has made sensational claims against players union Safpu and that he warned deputy secretary-general Calvin Motloung his days at the organisation were numbered.

Following the elections in last week's congress, "Salter" as Motloung is known in football circles shockingly lost his position to AmaZulu FC midfielder George Maluleka.

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"Salter was not voted out, what they did was they told the players not to vote for him because he was conspiring with us," Mohlala tells KickOff.

"Who did Tholaganyo [Gaoshubelwe] beat for him to continue to be a president?

"The way Tholaganyo and Nhlanhla Shabalala are so big they even bought VW Tiguan as [Cars] worth R700 000.

"They were talking about me being angry and being chased out of the union because of misconduct.

"The misconduct they are talking about is because I was investigating them.

"Tebogo Monyai told me they were going to get rid of Salter. I said it on the radio on Tuesday.

"He said to me 'you are conspiring with Salter, but don't worry we going to fire your Salter.'

"I then said to Salter 'On Tuesday you will be fired.'

"Do you know that the players don't even know that these people are getting about R7.5 million a year?"

Mohlala also explained why it would be difficult to start another football players union in South Africa.

"There's no way you can open another union when we have only 1500 players in the country.

"When Kaizer Chiefs got rid of Lehlohonolo Majoro he was not part of the union, but they represented him in court.

"So they wanted to get the mileage out of Majoro.

"It's unfortunate Salter died like a sheep. He couldn't even scream. I told him on the radio he was going to die like a sheep.

"It can be possible to form another players union but who is going to fund that union?

"And Duncan Lechesa [Former Vice President] the wife was putting petrol with the union's card in Braamfontein's BP garage, while Duncan was in Bloemfontein, and they never did anything about that.


"Salter died carrying a gun in his hand. So, if you die carrying a gun and not shooting, then you are a coward yourself.

"Why was the media not invited to cover the elections?"

In response, vice-president Tebogo Monyai has responded to allegations levelled against him and the union's leadership by Mohlala.

Monyai insists that the electorate process was fair as almost all teams were represented and duly voted for their chosen representatives.

"People were nominated to stand for positions, and all positions were open.

"So Tholaganyo was nominated from the floor, and no one was nominated against him. So, he was nominated unopposed.

"But these allegations Lovers and they are bringing they are not new you see. In 2008 they also brought up the same allegations."

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