Mphela: It's time to move on

2011-06-08 10:24

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 through.

The Bafana Bafana striker has now revealed to 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," he said.

"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 something concrete.

"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 scouts.

"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.


  • Rover_ZA - 2011-06-08 10:38

    I have a feeling playing in Europe will do wonders for his finishing which can only be good for SA. Good luck Killer!

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-06-08 11:24

      Most definitely...he can really polish his skills in Europe...

  • Hanjo - 2011-06-08 10:42

    someone with some contacts please get some footage of Mphela and Khune to clubs in Europe, as surely a keeper of Khune's quality will benefit any club.... perhaps the expected transfer fees are a tad unrealistic...

  • Mizer - 2011-06-08 10:43

    Go for it my deserve it. you need more expereince from overseas teams.When you get that opportunity, hope you use it to better your country's position and yourself as a person.Learn from Steve Pienaar and the rest of the guys that made it big overseas.Good luck

  • Bosj - 2011-06-08 10:49

    Killer, just word of wisdom. Stick to the rivers and the streams that you are used to, forget about the waterfalls that Europe is promising. Outside of Spain, Italy and some German clubs, there is just no real difference between those leagues and PSL (only exchange rate stronger currency). You will be warming the bench in coutries that boasts about a summer weather of 16 degrees. Before you know it, you will no longer be a regular for Bafana.

  • Annoy - 2011-06-08 10:52

    killer go to swallows they need you

  • Leviathan - 2011-06-08 11:50

    u better b more clinical in front of goal in europe. they r not so forgiving in europe.

  • MrTeaCan - 2011-06-08 12:54

    Greedy teams like chiefs and sundowns are jeopardising good players careers overseas by putting ridiculous prices on them

  • De Mbare - 2011-06-08 13:04

    I have watched you play Killer, you are just an average player not a full blown striker.You are not of the European pedigree,stick around the grass is greener locally;You are not the current leading goal scorer nogal.Remember you have to be approached to play abroad hence you cannot just want to move on,do not spit in the faces of those who are paying you R200K per month.Think before you waffle!!!! (Checkout who has been there:Nkosi,Zuma,Vilakazi,Mbesuma,Nomvete,Carnel,Fernamdez......the list is endless)

  • Sinqulile - 2011-06-08 13:45

    You got what it takes Killer you need to improve your finishing other than that you will flourish and prosper, It is not a big deal it is the quesition of confidence when you are infront of goals. Your technique is way better than any player in the PSL, movment off the ball world class all creating midlefielders will agree with me you easy their jobs and I want to tell you when ever you play I always behind you and I am happy with the progress you made so far go Killer go.

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