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SuperSport United make decisions on Lungu and Johannes

SuperSport United have made decisions on the futures of Ghampani Lungu and Kegan Johannes whose contracts are expiring at the end of the season.

Matsatsantsa will lose some crucial names at the end of the season with loanees Ricardo Goss and Etiosa Ighodaro heading back to their parent club Mamelodi Sundowns.

Meanwhile, Thulani Hlatshwayo and Abdulrazack Mohamed Hamza’s contracts are running out in June. It is still uncertain what the futures hold for them.

SuperSport CEO Stanley Matthews has confirmed to FARPost that the club has triggered the options on Lungu and Johannes’ contracts. Just like Hlatshwayo and Hamza, the duo’s contracts were going to expire in June.

Moreover, according to Matthews, the club’s decision on Washington Arubi will depend on various reasons. This includes qualifying for CAF interclub competitions and the kind of goalkeeper they will sign when replacing Goss.


“It’s the same situation with Ghampani Lungu and Kegan Johannes [the club has options], both their options will be taken,” Matthews told FARPost.

“Washington only signed a one-year deal with us. So, his contract comes to an end at the end of the season. We’d like to give Washington [an extension] but that also depends on what happens [at the end of the season].”

Matthews emphasised saying “for sure” the Swanky Boys will keep Arubi if the club makes it to the CAF competitions next season.

SuperSport United make decisions on Ghampani Lungu and Kegan Johannes
Washington Arubi


“If we finish in the top three again and qualify for Africa [interclub] competitions, for sure, we will retain Washington,” he continued. 

“With Ricardo [Goss] going back to Sundowns, we look to rebuild our goalkeeping department.

“We don’t know what our next goalkeeper is gonna look like. So, in a situation where we were going to play in Africa, we thought Washington was gonna be a great addition to our squad having been there with Marumo Gallants.

“It’ll depend on our goalkeeping reshuffle, a young goalkeeper can gain experience from Washington, having him around. It’s gonna make a big difference.

“But if we’re getting an experienced keeper already in his thirties, then to keep Washington doesn’t make sense for us as a football club because we need to have an eye for the future.

“I love Washington, my intention is to keep Washington but I can’t make that kind of commitment just yet when we haven’t finalised our number one goalkeeper for next year, which is our best priority.

“So, Washington is a great pro, he has been with us before, we know what we’ve got in Washington. He works well with the goalkeeping department, they all trust him.

“There’s no reason why we shouldn’t keep him. So, all of those three players will be playing for us next year, you can be sure about that.”

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