Football’s really not for the faint hearted. Lyle Lakay exit out of of Mamelodi Sundowns has created quite a stir.

According to The South African, Thousands of Mamelodi Sundowns fans will be left appalled by this, for Lyle Lakay was adored by the Kabo Yellow faithful at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

The 31-year-old has revealed he was caught unawares by his exit out of the DStv Premiership champions last week.None of us expected last season’s Defender of the Season Lakay.

Football’s really not for the faint hearted. Lyle Lakay’s exit out of of Mamelodi Sundowns has created quite a stir.

Lyle Lakay and Njabulo Blom

The easiest guess was the returning Sifiso Ngobeni rather than Aubrey Modiba.Following the club’s surprising signing of Terrence Mashego from Cape Town City this month, all eyes were on Sundowns to reveal which of the club’s older three left-backs will be making way.

Sundowns did eventually make what was a surprising decision by releasing the 31-year-old Lakay to rejoin his former club City last week.

So how did it all happen? The events are more shocking than the actual decision to transfer the former Bloemfontein Celtic and SuperSport United star.

According to Lakay, he was suddenly told he needed to prepare and leave for Cape Town.

“Everybody says this move came as a surprise. It was a shock to me too,” Lakay told SAFM‘s leading journalist Thabiso Mosia.

“One minute I was in JHB and then I was told the next day I must get ready to go to Cape Town. It wasn’t my decision at all and City was the club I was told I’m going to.

“There were no other options offered. I would have liked to stay and fight for my place. I did so when Aubrey came, Ngobeni, and others but like I said it wasn’t my decision.

“Maybe things were made easier by the fact that I’m returning to a former club and I’ve made peace with it,” the Athlone-raised player added.

“I also want to be clear that this move wasn’t part of the deal with Mashego. If it was the case, it would have been announced at the same time.

“But this move came days after that announcement of Mashego. So the moves are not linked.

“To be honest I didn’t really speak to the coaches. Coach Rulani was the only one I spoke to but there was no real reason.

“He just said the club is moving in another direction and that was it. So like I said, it wasn’t my decision” Lyle Lakay on leaving Sundowns.


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