South African Premier Soccer League side Mamelodi Sundowns have reportedly ended their association with Argentine striker Emiliano Tade, KickOff revealed the news.
Tade who previously plied his trade for Durban-based side AmaZulu reportedly approached the club to release him from his contract with immediate effect - he reportedly cited personal reasons for his abrupt decision.
"Mamelodi Sundowns’ Argentine forward, Emiliano Tade approached the Club to be released from his contract and the club has conceded after the player cited personal reasons," read a statement from Sundowns via KickOff.
The 31-year-old scored a mere two goals for the club from 12 appearances across all competitions during the 2018/19 season, however, he has been missing in action for most of this season - most of his time at the club has been spent on the sidelines due to injury woes.
"The President, Dr Patrice Motsepe, the Board, Management, staff, coaches and players wish to thank Emiliano Tade for his contribution and wish him all of the best in his personal and professional endeavours," further read the club's statement.
According to the publication, the announcement came as a massive shock as Sundowns are set to welcome Stellenbosch to Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Wednesday, December 11 evening - an interesting time for a club to release a player.