Mamelodi Sundowns owner and chairman of the club Patrice Motsepe on Monday revealed that someone on the clubs payroll may have changed Dolly’s Buyout clause after accepting a bribe.
They didn’t mention the suspected person’s name;
“The starting point is that who is the most senior person at Sundowns? Patrice Motsepe. The blame and the responsibility, whether I know or don’t know, (must fall on me because) it happened under my watch. That’s why I have to come out here, to explain and account.”
“The first thing that arose on the Dolly matter is that some of the board members were saying that, the people who changed it, were given money because why would you have a buy-out clause that’s there and signed and then have a smaller amount put in the clause,” Motsepe said.
“I personally didn’t think it was the case. I think it was a genuine mistake. I have also made many mistakes in the past and I will still make more in the future. You have to genuinely apologise and hopefully not make the same mistake again. I didn’t even know how the Alje thing arose. We are continuously looking at these things. Now, we will never have a situation where only one person looks, changes and concludes a contract. There will be three people.”
The player took Sundowns to the PSL DRC after a European club matched their bid, Sundowns later said that the buyout clause on his contract was a mistake and should be over R25 Million not the R12.5 Million. The club maintained that he was valued at R12.5m when he was with AJax, but R25M later, however someone made a mistake of not putting it on his contract.