Sipho Mbule, formerly of SuperSport United, appears to have been signed by Mamelodi Sundowns ahead of Kaizer Chiefs.
Sundowns and Chiefs were supposed to be in a tug-of-war for Mbule’s services, with the Brazilians emerging victorious.
In what has been a difficult season for Mbule, he is presently suspended by SuperSport United owing to disciplinary issues. Mbule had gone missing from SuperSport training earlier this month, according to reports, which were quickly confirmed by the club’s CEO Stan Matthews. The club had taken such action against the player, according to Matthews, because he had ‘disrespected his teammates.’ It wasn’t the first time Matthews had to link the playmaker’s name to disciplinary troubles, as he did after he was linked with Chiefs at the close of the January transfer window.
Following the departure of former midfield partner Teboho Mokoena from SuperSport for Sundowns, there were indications that Mbule’s move to Chiefs was nearing completion. In a radio appearance, Matthews put an end to the rumors, noting that the situations of Mbule and Mokoena couldn’t be compared. The CEO went on to say that while Mokoena had been a model professional and deserved his promotion, the same could not be said about Mbule, who had neglected his health during the season.
Getting ready to join Sundowns
But it appears that all sides have finally agreed that now is the perfect moment for Mbule to depart SuperSport, and regrettably for Chiefs fans, he appears to be following his close friend Mokoena to Sundowns. Mbule’s representative, Mike Makaab, appears to have disclosed a major piece of news on Gagasi FM, where he is a regular guest.
“DSTV Premiership Champions Mamelodi Sundowns are expected to announce Sipho Mbule after the Nedbank Cup Final. Mbule will join his teamates in a pre-season camp in June.” Tweeted the radio station’s official sports account.
Despite admitting to having an interest in Mbule, the chiefs appear to have moved on from him and have gone on a buying binge of their own. Will Mbule be successful at Sundowns and resurrect his career?