SuperSport United have announced that they have reached an agreement with Mamelodi Sundowns for the services of midfielder Sipho Mbule.
Mbules’ relationship with Matsatsantsa has been compromised since his off-field antics earlier this year.
The club subsequently placed him under suspension, with club CEO Stan Matthews declaring that the 24-year-old would never play for the team.
“We are sorry to be losing a gifted player like Sipho, especially at his age where his best is yet to come. We tried all avenues to turn things around with Sipho, but in recent months it became clear that his heart and mind is not at our club and that it was best for us to part ways. We wish Sipho every success in football and in life and hope to see the best of him in the future as he truly has a special talent that can light up the PSL and Bafana Bafana,” said club CEO Stan Matthews in a statement on Friday.
Mbule joined the club’s academy in the 2015/16 season from Virginia (Harmony) Sports Academy and played just under 100 games for Matsatsantsa.
He played a crucial role in helping Matsatsantsa lift the MTN 8 trophy twice in the 2017/18 and 2019/20 seasons. He contributed immensely to SuperSport United’s historic CAF Confederation Cup journey, finishing as runners-up losing narrowly to DRCs TP Mazembe in 2017.
The Bethlehem born has represented South Africa in all youth levels (U17, U20, U23) and featured in the Bafana Bafana squad.