Absa Premiership

Phala denies reports linking him with Orlando Pirates

2019-04-04 09:22
Thuso Phala (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former SuperSport United star Thuso Phala has denied reports linking him with a switch to Orlando Pirates for the 2019/20 season.

Phala recently parted ways with SuperSport after he was said to have had numerous disciplinary issues with the Kaitano Tembo-coached outfit.

It brought to an end a successful six-year career where he helped the team win two Nedbank Cups, a Telkom Knockout crown as well as an MTN8 trophy in 2017.

In addition, the winger played an influential role in helping United reach the final of the CAF Confederations Cup in 2017 where they lost to TP Mazembe.

Nonetheless, the player explained his departure from SSU but revealed Pirates have not expressed interest in his services.

He told SAFM: "My relationship with SuperSport ended prematurely but in a happy way, I was happy with the deal and so was the chairman.

"I approached the club about the lack of game time, so I suggested an exit for me and the club happily agreed because my contract was not going to be renewed next season.

"I am training on my own at the moment, there are some offers but I am taking my time to make the right decision about where I am going to be next season.

"Clubs have been speaking to my agent but I can't say their names, but there is nothing from Pirates, I know that is the rumour but I haven't heard anything from Pirates."

Meanwhile, Bidvest Wits are reportedly favourites to land his signature though Highlands Park and Chippa United are also said to be interested in securing his services.


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