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Mphela 'deserves' Euro move

2012-02-15 14:26

Johannesburg - There have been numerous reports linking Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns striker Katlego Mphela with a move to Europe or Asia.

However despite all the reports, Mphela is still at Sundowns. Club president Patrice Motsepe believes its about time his star striker secures a move to Europe, but added that the former Jomo Cosmos player will only leave to join a good European league.
 
Motsepe says the club don't want to let him go and suffer in Europe or Asia, wasting his talent on the bench.
 
"I can agree with you and everyone who believes that Mphela should go. He is the best striker in the country and he deserves to play in Europe. But I won't let him go to Europe just for the sake of him going. 
 
"As a team we want him to go to a top European club where he will be happy. The other offers we receive, the teams pay way less than we do here, so why let a player go to be paid less? There would be no logic at all. So yes we want Mphela to go but he will only do so when he goes to a good club that will pay him well," Motsepe concluded.
 

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Comments
  • Stan - 2012-02-15 14:48

    In life you don't 'deserve' things... you earn them...

      Dhirshan - 2012-02-15 15:23

      nobody wants bafana players! our players go on trial in mickey mouse leagues and still don't make the cut. good players get signed! ever heard of ronaldo 'going on trial' to madrid lol

  • Bonjo - 2012-02-15 14:49

    I disagree. Mphela is very inconsistent, for every 1 goal he scores he misses 10 on target goal opportunities. But having said that, I'm confident the clubs in the likes of Turkey, Denmark would have him. But I seriously don't see him going to the EPL or La Liga.

  • Lerato Lee - 2012-02-15 15:12

    Dats gud of Patrice to mention,we cnt let a gud player to be fooled in europe

      wesleywt - 2012-02-15 16:13

      If he was gud enough then he wouldn't be a fool in europe.

  • Kgomotso - 2012-02-15 20:45

    Mphela is a great striker compared with below par strikers. An average top goal scorer in PSL scores 14goals in English league the number is twice or three times higher. Mphela went for trial last year and failed to impress let him make peace with it and stick to Sundowns

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