Having stayed behind at SuperSport, it took time before Mbule was able to find himself on the field for the Tshwane-based side. The club coach Kaitano Tembo was quick to lament the fact that the player would be eased back to full fitness as he was still returning from an injury and was overweighted at the time. That was also said by club CEO Stan Matthews, who said they couldn’t remove the player’s behaviour with a move to Chiefs or any other interested party.
It now seems like Mbule’s situation has actually gone from bad to worse at SuperSport. That is because, according to FarPost, the player has gone awol from training at Matsatsantsa.
Mbule gone missing?
“Two sources close to the player confirmed he has not been training for almost a week, also revealing he was frustrated.
SuperSport coach Kaitano Tembo was coy when asked about the whereabouts of the 24-year-old.
“For Sipho, I’m not going to comment now; I think I’ll leave that to the management,” Tembo said.” Wrote the publication.
It has really been a tough season for Mbule at SuperSport this campaign, as it started with heavy transfer rumours to both Chiefs and SuperSport’s crosstown rivals, Mamelodi Sundowns. When the season did get underway, the playmaker was not his usual self, with his form not doing him any favours.
Will SuperSport cut their losses?
The player’s agent Mike Makaab had previously announced that Sundowns and SuperSport were in negotiations for Mbule’s services ahead of next season. Makaab also then basically dismissed the player’s chances of joining Chiefs, rendering the Soweto giants effectively uninterested in the player. The former South African junior international’s contract expires in June but SuperSport have an option to extend for one more year.