Reject PSL! Mothiba urged not to consider advances from Mamelodi Sundowns & Kaizer Chiefs

South Africa international Lebogang Mothiba is currently a free agent after being released by the French Ligue 1 side Strasbourg.

The 28-year-old has been plying trade in Europe since 2014 when the Lille development side secured his services. During his stint overseas, the winger has played for Valenciennes, Troyes, and Strasbourg.

Mothiba's last days at Strasbourg did not end as he may have wished after sustaining a patellar tendon rupture. The injury also locked him out of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations held in Ivory Coast, where Bafana Bafana pushed to a third-place finish.

The Bafana Bafana attacker has now been linked with moves to either Kaizer Chiefs or Mamelodi Sundowns. However, Guingamp midfielder Lebogang Phiri believes a return to Mzansi is not ideal for Mothiba.

PSL return not ideal? Mothiba belongs to Europe

“I take Lebo as my little brother, so I will never ill-advise him in his career,” the 29-year-old Phiri told SABC Sport.

“I believe Lebo is amongst the top strikers that we have in the country, on a good or a bad day – he is a very talented young boy, a very humble young boy, a very hardworking young boy. 

A Mamelodi Sundowns on Manqoba Mngqithi
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“He belongs in Europe, it may not be now because of what has transpired, his injuries but he should never think of his injuries as something to make him give up on his dreams.”

Will Chiefs convince Mothiba to join their project?

A couple of days ago, Mothiba was pictured at Naturena with the Glamour Boys' officials, something that stirred excitement among their fans.

Amakhosi are rebuilding after their worst finish in the Premier Soccer League history, 10th, and despite Mothiba initially stating no PSL team has approached him, the Soweto giants may wish to have a quality addition to their team.

At the moment, the technical team is being restructured which will be reportedly headed by Tunisian Nasreddine Nabi.

Reject PSL! Mothiba urged not to consider advances from Mamelodi Sundowns & Kaizer Chiefs
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