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SuperSport United Suspends Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns 'target' Sipho Mbule for Disrespect
- Want-away SuperSport United midfielder Sipho Mbule has been suspended by the club according to CEO Stan Matthews
- There have been rumours that Mbule has been on the radars of both Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs
- Matthews said that he had been excused from training, citing disrespect of teammates and technical staff for the suspension
Want-away midfielder Sipho Mbule has been suspended by his club SuperSport United.
This turn of events was revealed by club CEO Stan Matthews after Mbule was missing from a training session at Matsatsantsa's training session at Megawatt Park. The team was preparing for a Nedbank Cup quarterfinal against TTM tomorrow.
According to The Citizen, Matthews pointed to disciplinary issues as the reason for Mbule's suspension, saying:
“Sipho has been excused from training until further notice for disrespecting his teammates and the technical team."
Mbule was widely linked with Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns during the January transfer period, but a move from SuperSport failed to materialise.
It is believed that the 24-year-old midfielder tried to force his way out of the club, but SuperSport decided to keep him and it is said that Mbule then decided to go on a go-slow at training.
Meanwhile, SuperSport coach Kaitano Tembo reportedly refused to comment on Mbule when he was quizzed about the player’s whereabouts.
Tembo said to TimesLIVE:
“I don’t want to comment about Sipho Mbule. I think I will leave that to the management.”
Royal AM run out 2:0 winners, AmaZulu, Cape Town City and Stellenbosch also pick up DStv Premiership victories
Royal AM secured another impressive victory as they consolidated their hold on second place in the DStv Premiership.
Victor Letsoalo and Lesego Manganyi got onto the scoreboard for the Thwihli Thwahla to give them a four-point lead over Kaizer Chiefs in third place. Marumo Gallants remain in 11th place on the table.