Mphela: It's time to move on
Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana striker Katlego Mphela has reiterated his desire to leave Mamelodi Sundowns for an overseas club.
During the past season, specifically in January this year,
'Killer' went on a walkabout for over a month in protest after Sundowns
rejected an offer of R12.4 million from Serbian side Partizan Belgrade
after the World Cup.
Mphela eventually smoked a peace pipe with Sundowns' top brass
and the club's boss Patrice Motsepe made a commitment in a meeting that
the striker would be allowed to leave if an acceptable offer comes
The Bafana Bafana striker has now revealed to Football365.co.za that there have been no concrete offers put on the table, but he is confident he will leave.
"The president of the club has given me the green light that if
something comes through I will be allowed to leave. My dream or ambition
has always been to go overseas and I'm still looking forward to that,"
"I have been speaking to my manager (Glyn Binkin) lately and
nothing concrete has come through but he did tell me that some people
have spoken to him about their club's interest, but like I say it is not
"We still have four or five weeks before the league starts again in Europe and there is still time for me to make a move.
Mphela, though, admits he is worried about his performance
against Egypt the past weekend saying it could not have impressed the
"We played well as a team, but not so much as individuals so
hopefully the scouts will understand that it was just a tough game out
there," he added.
In the meantime, Mphela is delighted with Bafana's progress in
the African Nations Cup qualifiers for the 2012 tournament after hanging
on to top stop in Group G.
"The aim is to finish on top of our group and the way we are
going at the moment I think we can reach the semi-finals at least in
Gabon and Equatorial Guinea," he concluded.