‘Let him leave!’ Mosimane urges Sundowns to grant star player his wish to play abroad

Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane argues Bafana Bafana international Teboho Mokoena should leave Masandawana for a new challenge.

The 2022/23 Premier Soccer League Player of the Year had a good campaign with the national team in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, helping them to a third-place finish.

Since then, several European teams have been reportedly chasing him, but it is the Premier League outfit Bournemouth who have been mentioned. However, it will not be a walk in the park considering the fact that the 27-year-old has a two-year deal left with the Brazilians.

What are Sundowns saying? 

In his previous interview with SABC Sport, Mokoena's agent Glyn Binkin conceded things have not been effective in their bid to clarify the midfielder's future.

“We have been in discussions and negotiations since November, and sadly are no closer to finalizing a new deal, which has led to a lot of frustration and disappointment for both myself and my client in this regard,” Binkin stated.

“However, we are hopeful the club will present a revised offer, which will bring this to finality and in the best interests of all concerned so that the player can continue producing Man of the Match performances for Sundowns for years to come.”

Rhulani Mokwena

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Mokoena has won every available trophy in South Africa; he won the MTN8 and Nedbank Cup while playing for SuperSport United before securing the Premier Soccer League titles with the Brazilians. 

It explains why Mosimane believes Mokoena should be let go by Masandawana, “Well, I think Teboho [Mokoena] has done it all locally; I think it’s high time for him to move and go face new challenges somewhere else,” the 59-year-old told Far Post.

“When are they going to release him? Are we going to wait for the Sundowns' contract to expire then he can be released? I’m asking.  Won’t it be late at that time? I’m asking; I’m not sure. For me, whilst he is still at his peak, he should be allowed to go.”

With the Fifa Club World Cup coming, African Football League and the Caf Champions League, Downs coach Rhulani Mokwena might be reluctant to let his key player leave in the forthcoming transfer window.  

‘Let him leave!’ Mosimane urges Sundowns to grant star player his wish to play abroad
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