Luvuyo Memela recently signed for PSL newbies Richards Bay and he has explained why he shockingly left AmaZulu.
Last season, Memela was one of the players Usuthu replied on heavily and his departure will surely prove to be significant.
The former Orlando Pirates man revealed that he and the Durban based-club “couldn’t agree on terms”.
“Negotiations didn’t go well between myself and AmaZulu. We couldn’t agree on terms and that was it,” Memela told Soccer Laduma.
“When I met my agent, she presented the offer that the club was offering me and they told her they will not go higher on the figures they were proposing. I wanted a straight two-year deal. I already had an option of a season, so I basically wanted an extra season on top of the one-year option that I had. They were offering me those two years as well.
“The only problem was that what they were offering me is what I was getting when I joined (Orlando) Pirates from the National First Division all those years back. The one-year option we had in place had the right numbers, but that became irrelevant because they wanted to cut my salary overall if I signed the new deal. I said to my agent I won’t do that because it felt like I was moving backwards.
“I felt disrespected, to be honest with you. Had they perhaps explained to me first what’s happening, why they are looking to cut my salary, just maybe I would have understood, but no one spoke to me.”
Luvuyo Memela was a big winner at the AmaZulu awards
Memela walked away with three accolades at AmaZulu’s 2021/22 season awards.
He won Playmaker of the Season, Player’s Player of the Season and Top Goal-scorer.