Mpho Matsi claims Cape Town City owes him money

Mpho Matsi of Stellenbosch FC during the Absa Premiership

Former Cape Town City midfielder Mpho Matsi has revealed that the Cape Town club still owes him a “lot” of money after terminating his contract prematurely.

Matsi’s deal was supposed to end in June this year, after his contract was extended by four years in 2018. Matsi also spent time out on loan at Maritzburg United and Stellenbosch during that spell, after he found playing time tough under then coach Benni McCarthy.

The tenacious midfielder suffered an injury while at Stellies. After that the Citizens released him while he still had more two-years on his deal, and according to him, City haven’t paid him out for those two years.

While the 32-year-old midfielder laid a claim on City, and despite winning his case, he still has not  received a cent from the club nor any explanation to date.

Matsi believes that him not getting his money could probably be because of corruption.

“We’ve been in an out of court for the past two years. They still don’t want to pay me, I’m exhausted of talking about it,” Matsi told This Is Football.Africa.

“I can’t reveal the amount, it’s going to be like I’m bragging and that’s not me, but it’s a lot of money, I had lawyers and everything, and I won the case, but you know how the whole country is corrupt.”

“It’s complicated because SAFPU was helping. Now the lawyers are not paid and can’t do the job. I left the lawyers to deal with it, I still communicate with them and check with them every week.”

The former University of Pretoria defensive midfielder has been out of action since his Stellenbosch loan spell from City ended in 2020 – he had last kicked a ball in the 2020/2021 season at Stellies.

Also read: Mpho Matsi – Why I stopped playing football

Mpho Matsi of Stellenbosch FC  during the Absa Premiership
Mpho Matsi of Stellenbosch FC during the Absa Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Stellenbosch FC on 11 December 2019 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix