Former Orlando Pirates and Ajax Cape Town midfielder Riyaad Norodien has left Democratic Republic of Congo giants Motima Pembe and is returning to South Africa.
The decision to return was made after he went away for more than four months without being paid at the club. He had joined them at the start of the current season.
“They haven’t paid him, not even a drawing fee or a day’s salary. It was a difficult time for him, but he is now back and considering local options,” a source said.
Phakaaathi has also learned that Baroka FC is interested in the 26-year-old and has asked him to join them in training to get a closer look.
“I would think it’s just a formality because they just want to check his fitness and he will definitely pass and sign,” the source said.