Absa Premiership

I wanted to stay at Pirates - Phungwayo

2015-09-08 11:38
Patrick Phungwayo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates defender Patrick Phungwayo explains that he was never concerned about his contract at the club despite reports he might leave.

The 27-year-old had been widely expected to sign a new contract in January to extend his stay with the Buccaneers, but negotiations were not completed by the end of the month fueling speculation that he might be headed for the exit door.

Mamelodi Sundowns were believed to be his primary suitor but because he was available for free with his contract running out, undoubtedly many clubs would have been after his signature.

However, Phungwayo penned a new deal following the conclusion of last season and has categorically stated that he never had any intention of leaving the club, regardless of the slight hiccough in contract negotiations.

"No, it was not really worrying for me because I knew that I wanted to stay at Pirates," he told Soccer Laduma.

"The management had also shown me that they wanted me to stay at the team.

"Everything happened within time. I am happy that I renewed my contract because everyone wants to play for a team like Pirates.

"I am happy that I am still here to be part of the team's history," he concluded.

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