Lionel Mapoe is a Sharks player – it’s done and dusted and the player has signed a 2.5 year contract. That’s according to the KZN Union, anyway.
According to the official press release that came out a few minutes ago, Mapoe terminated his contract with the Cheetahs way back on 9 March as a result of a contractual dispute. He has thus been a free agent since then and has every right to enter into an agreement with the Sharks, for whom he will play in the Currie Cup.
This does, however, fly in the face of statement made recently by Cheetahs president Harold Verster, who maintains that Mapoe has a legally binding contract with the Free State side lasting until October next year. The ball is now in Verster’s court, as the Sharks require him to issue a clearance certificate before Mapoe may play for his new team. My money would be on Verster declining to do so.
Let’s sit back and watch yet another round unfold.Tweet