Did Sundowns really pay R32 million for Oupa Manyisa?
Orlando Pirates player Oupa Manyisa will reportedly join Mamelodi Sundowns at the end of the month. Although this is major news on it's own, there was shock when it was revealed that Sundowns spent R32,4 million to get the player.
A tweet by @PSLTransfers read: OupaManyisa's tranfer from Orlando Pirates to Mamelodi Sundowns is the biggest in the history of PSL. R32,4 Million..." But according to SABC News Online, Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza and Sundowns' Patrice Motsepe are currently discussing the transfer fee.
The soccer player's agent, Thabo Moloto said: "Currently the status is that the two presidents have met. And they are still negotiating the transfer fee. However, as things stands Manyisa will join Mamelodi Sundowns before the transfer window closes."
Thabo added that Oupa is okay and added: "He is happy because of what he has achieved at Orlando Pirates and it's not like is leaving Pirates without achieving nothing. He won back-to-back trebles under the tutelage of Rudolf 'Ruud' Krol and reached four finals. He's very excited to be joining Mamelodi Sundowns."
Oupa joined Pirates in 2008.