DONE DEALS| Kaizer Chiefs Completes NINTH Signing Of Another Bafana Young Star

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The disagreement between Kaizer Chiefs and Royal AM regarding Dillon Solomons is clarified here. 

Early in the week, everyone's attention was focused on the controversy surrounding the newly signed player for the Kaizer Chiefs, Dillon Solomons, and Royal AM. 

Solomons, along with his former teammates Kamohelo Mahlatsi and George Matlou, was one of the six new players that the Chiefs revealed on Tuesday evening as having signed contracts with the organization. 


However, Solomons' excitement was quickly replaced with uncertainty when Royal AM CEO Sinky Mnisi seemed to imply that Chiefs had violated league rules in their signing of the versatile player. This caused Solomons to question whether or not Chiefs had actually followed league rules. 

Watch this space, as I believe there will be a story developing regarding Dillon Solomons in the near future. The proper procedures are going to be followed. We are not in a boxing ring, so there will be no fighting here. Mnisi stated, while speaking to Andile Ncube on Sports Night Amplified, "All I said regarding Dillon Solomons was that we must allow the process to develop." 

The agent of Solomon clarified the matters. 

After that, Solomons' agent Grant Nieuwenhuys moved quickly to explain the situation by asserting that the only people who had approached him were Chiefs and that they had done so through the appropriate means. In addition, he made it quite obvious that he has never been engaged by Royal AM in the past and that Royal AM has never sought him. 

On Tuesday evening, he made the following statement: "There's nothing to take seriously from our side, how can [you suggest] you signed the player when we've represented Dillon (Solomons) for seven years, we never got a call from them, this must have been a thing from club to club but we never sat with Royal AM." I mean, we had more calls from the [Orlando] Pirates as opposed to ever getting a call from Royal AM.

Chiefs did the appropriate thing and followed the appropriate protocol. How then can you sign a player if you have never had a conversation with them? It's not right, and we will defend Dillon because you are preventing him from concentrating right now. Said Nieuwenhuys. 


Now, a source who spoke to The Citizen has attempted to explain exactly who this confusion between the parties involved may have occurred, and it is believed that it is due to a verbal agreement Swallows had between Royal AM before Chiefs swept in. This is because it is believed that this confusion may have occurred because Swallows had occurred between Royal AM. 


The agreement stated that Royal AM would pay a specified sum in order to acquire the three players. However, the transaction wouldn't go into force until July, once MaMkhize had returned and finished putting the finishing touches on everything.

At that time, Chiefs came up and made an offer for only one player that was roughly equivalent to what Royal AM would have paid for all three players, and one would assume that this is a good bargain for Swallows.

"They get to keep two players and get almost the same amount they would have gotten from the Royal AM where they would have also lost all three players at once," explained the source who was said to be close to the situation. "They get to keep two players and get almost the same amount they would have gotten from the Royal AM." 


If this is how things actually went down, then Chiefs are in the clear because there is no signed contract that binds all of Swallows, Royal AM, and Solomons together.

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