SuperSport terminate Clayton Daniels' contract

SuperSport terminate Clayton Daniels' contract
Clayton Daniels

by Bertin Basson

Wednesday Dec 02, 2020. 14:00

SuperSport United have announced that former Bafana Bafana defender Clayton Daniels has left the club with immediate effect.

Matsatsantsa confirmed that they have agreed to mutually terminate Daniels’ contract.

The 36-year-old started in SuperSport’s opening three games of the DStv Premiership season, after having played in 35 matches across all competitions last season, but hasn’t been involved in the club’s two most recent fixtures.

“SuperSport United Football Club have mutually agreed the termination of long-term defender Clayton Daniels with immediate effect,” read a statement from the club.

“The club has agreed to release the player as we couldn’t agree on a new contract length. SuperSport United has made clear its intention of using this season to blood young players from its MDC structures.”

Daniels joined SuperSport from Bloemfontein Celtic six years ago. Prior to his time in the Free State province, the centre-back spent time at Mamelodi Sundowns after having come through the ranks at Ajax Cape Town. In total, he’d make close to 200 appearances for SuperSport.

“Clayton has been a great player and a warrior for our club helping us win all three domestic Cups and compete in many Cup finals including the CAF Confederation Cup,” said SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews.

“We understand his desire to play regularly, but as a club we have to also have an eye for the future and like Clayton was given a chance at a young age, we have players like Luke Fleurs and TT Dithlokwe who need to have regular game time.

“So we have agreed to release Clayton with immediate effect and wish him well in his future both on and off the field.”

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