Cape Town - Bafana Bafana striker Thobani Mncwango is set for showdown talks with Polokwane City after his impressive season with the club went unrewarded.
Since joining the club from Baroka FC, the 28-year-old has proven himself as a real poacher for the Premiership side, scoring 13 goals.
However, a source close to the player spoke to local publication Kickoff, claiming the player had become despondent at the club.
"Happiness is important for a footballer and right now Thobani is not happy at Polokwane City, despite the fact that he has gone back for pre-season," the unnamed source revealed.
"He might be putting a brave face at training but once he gets home he is stressing.
"The trouble is that the contract was done when he was coming from the first division and at that time all he wanted was just to play and so he accepted the terms.
"However, now that he has shown his qualities through all the goals that he scored last season, he feels he deserves an improved contract.
"He has no problem with staying on at the club but he genuinely feels he deserves a better deal, because players that don't even make the match day squad are on better salaries than him.
"People see him scoring goals and getting called up to Bafana Bafana and think that he is on a good contract at his club," he added.
"The appreciation from the club does not equate to what he is giving the club in return. He is seriously unhappy about his situation because he even has pressure from home, where they think he is earning good money based on his performances.
"If he eventually stays on at the club and his situation is not improved then he will not perform the same way he did last season plus fans shouldn't expect miracles from an unhappy player."