The illogical decision to renew a contract at Naturena by the talented yet not so good Siphiwe Tshabalala raises eyebrows about Jazzman Mahlakgane's ability as a business manager.
Jazzman has arguably the best crop of Premier Soccer League players in his stable; this should therefore raise eyebrows as to why his players never cross the seas.
The Shabba situation is puzzling, that English Championship strugglers made it clear that they’ll make a serious bid for him in June, why then did he re-new his stay at Kaizer Chiefs?
Isn’t he supposed to be aware that the delay by Crystal Palace is to get him on personal terms later on rather than dealing with the club? Isn’t he aware that, by offering him an extension, Chiefs intend to cash in on him in June?
Isn’t he afraid that Bobby Motaung is likely to block his potential move? What is Jazzman advising him? I suspect he is more concerned about the management fees he gets locally from his talents (Punch Masenamela, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Teko Modise and Itumeleng Khune)
Furthermore, Jazzman is a mere business manager, not an accredited FIFA Agent, something which could be the setbacks in his efforts as European teams hardly ever get into unregistered business... for the sake of his players, Jazzman must strive to obtain an agent's licence instead of been this laughing stock he's turning out to be...
By Sidwell 'Feesh' Francis