BLOEMFONTEIN Celtic FC has poured cold water to speculations that their celebrated defender Erick Mathoho will be leaving the club to join Kaizer Chiefs FC at the end of the season.
The club said those reports are baseless and untrue. However, we can confirm that we did receive an offer to purchase Erick Mathoho from Chiefs FC, but we declined it. We have made ourselves clear that we were not willing to sell Erick Mathoho to a local club, but we will only consider offers from overseas clubs.
We were surprised to read in one of the media websites this morning that Erick Mathoho will be joining Kaizer Chiefs FC next season. After reading the article, we spoke to Erick Mathoho but he was unaware of the story. He said he did not offer an interview to the journalist who wrote that particular story.