Teboho Mokoena: ‘It Is Fake News’, Bafana Player’s Agent Denounces False Al Ahly Trial Claims

Teboho Mokoena: ‘It Is Fake News’, Bafana Player’s Agent Denounces False Al Ahly Trial Claims

Robert Abong'o
February 16, 2024 at 7:07 AM
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  • South Africa's Teboho Mokoena does not have any trial arrangements with AL-Ahly
  • The Bafana player's agent dismissed a fake later doing rounds on social media
  • The 27-year-old is still under contract with PSL leaders Mamelodi Sundowns

Famous player agent, Glyn Binkin, has dismissed the circulating letter on social media suggesting South Africa’s Teboho Mokoena has had his trials with Egyptian giants Al Ahly cancelled.

The letter, which didn't originate from official Al Ahly channels and mistakenly referred to the club as Al Ahly FC, has gained traction on social media platforms.

It claims Mokoena was slated for trials with the club next month, and that they won't proceed due to the player’s perceived support for Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party leader Julius Malema.

Teboho Mokoena (centre) has not had his trials with AL-Ahly cancelled. Photo: Ulrik Pedersen.
South Africa's Teboho Mokoena (centre) in action against DR Congo in the AFCON 2023 third place playoff. Photo: Ulrik Pedersen.
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“Nonsense and absolutely rubbish. Nothing in the article is true. Nothing at all. I would be very surprised if it even came from Al Ahly. It is fake news without any substance,” said Binkin, as quoted by iDiski Times.

The agent also urged South African clubs to be open-minded and permit players to pursue opportunities abroad if genuine offers materialize.

The recent Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 tournament, hailed as one of the best, witnessed Bafana Bafana securing a historic third-place finish, marking their best performance in 24 years. This achievement has spotlighted individual talents such as Mokoena, Khuliso Mudau and Evidence Makgopa.

Binkin acknowledged the swirling rumours surrounding players but stressed their existing contracts with local clubs.

"Any interested party must engage with the respective clubs to explore potential transfers. We trust that the clubs will act reasonably and support players in playing football at the highest international levels. We remain hopeful that common sense will prevail," he stated, as quoted by The South African.

Mokoena, still under contract with Mamelodi Sundowns until 2026, showcased his talent with a stunning free-kick goal against Morocco in the Round of 16, aiding Bafana's 2-0 victory. He also contributed a penalty goal in the shootout against Cape Verde in the quarter-finals, where Ronwen Williams made history with four saved penalties.

In the semi-final against Nigeria, Mokoena scored a late penalty to equalize after Percy Tau was fouled inside the box. However, despite his efforts, Mokoena missed the first penalty in the shootout, ultimately leading to the Super Eagles' victory.

Teboho Mokoena divides opinion with shoutout to Julius Malema

Sports Brief reported that Teboho Mokoena divided political opinion during the homecoming party.

The midfielder described Malema as his 'favourite President in South Africa'.

A few of the Bafana players let slip their political leanings, which prompted online debate.

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