Lions centre Thabang Molefe “doesn’t enjoy his job and doesn’t want to go to work in the morning”.
This is according to his agent Jason Smith. Initial reports were that Molefe, a former SA U21 player, is unhappy and that he did not attend training with the Super 14 franchise this week. Smith confirmed to keo.co.za that he has not been at training but this has nothing to do with the union, it is a matter of his career choice.
“Thabang hasn’t been at practice because he lacks enthusiasm with his employment. There have been no discussions with any other unions, he just doesn’t enjoy his job, and doesn’t want to go to work in the morning,” said Smith.
Molefe played for the Golden Lions Vodacom Cup team against Border in East London on Saturday and has since not pitched up for training. Coach Hugo van As said Molefe had an “average game – he wasn’t that good and he wasn’t that bad”. He also played for the Lions in their opening game of the competition against Free State, but missed their second game with a knee injury. Walter Venter took his chance in the game Molefe missed, and has since moved up to the Super 14 team when Doppies la Grange injured his hamstring.
Van As described his performance against the Cheetahs as “disappointing”.
“Look he’s a good player but he was weak in defence and he wasn’t breaking the advantage line in that game,” said Van As.
A meeting has apparently been scheduled between the player and the chief executive of the Golden Lions Rugby Union Manie Reynecke for Monday.
By Grant Ball from www.keo.co.zaTweet