Tuesday Sep 03, 2019. 11:00
It was a case of two players out for South African league champions Mamelodi Sundowns on Monday, but a third exit was reportedly blocked by the club.
New Zealand international striker Jeremy Brockie has joined Maritzburg United on a season-long loan, providing a chance for him to kick-start his flagging career that had seen him sidelined at Chloorkop.
Brockie was at one stage the leading striker in the Absa Premiership as he banged in the goals at SuperSport United, in both domestic and continental football as he helped them to the final of the CAF Confederation Cup in 2017.
The team was coached by Eric Tinkler then, and the pair will now be reunited at Maritzburg, where the former Bafana Bafana midfielder is now in charge.
Brockie managed just one domestic goal in 25 appearances for Sundowns in domestic football in the 18 months he spent with the side, and had not featured at all this campaign.
Also exiting the club, but on a permanent basis, is midfielder George Lebese, who has agreed a mutual termination of his contract.
The former Kaizer Chiefs winger is another who struggled after his arrival at Sundowns and spent the second half of last season on loan at SuperSport, though they failed to make the move permanent.
He is now a free agent and will not be bound by the transfer window, giving him the opportunity to sign for a new club.
But one player who did not move was left-winger Aubrey Ngoma, who had been the subject of interest from his former club Cape Town City.
City were seeking to plug the gap left by the departure of Gift Links to Danish side Aarhus, but Sundowns reportedly blocked their move for his services.