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Arendse: Mbule Will Sort Itself Out

SuperSport United interim coach Andre Arendse says he cannot focus on the suspension of Sipho Mbule and feels the saga will ‘sort itself out’.


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Mbule’s suspension was confirmed by the club CEO Stan Matthews last week while also being accused of ‘disrespecting‘ the club and his teammates.

While the upheaval continued at the three-time league winners with Kaitano Tembo sacked as head coach in the aftermath of losing to second-tier side TTM in the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals, Arendse has been placed in a role to stable the ship until the end of the season.

His first game charge proved to be a memorable 1-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium, ironically a club linked with a move for Mbule before his reported disciplinary issues.

“I think Sipho Mbule is a case that is being handled by the management of the club and I’d like to keep it that way,” Arendse said in the post-match press conference when asked if he could feature before the end of the season.

“Those things have been well documented and I think that’s something the club will guide me on. I have to place my focus on what’s real at the moment to me. Every single player inside that dressing room right now is real to me, I have to place my focus on them and Sipho Mbule will sort itself out.”

Matsatsansa now have five games remaining to secure their place in the top-eight this season as they occupy the eighth spot, three points over Golden Arrows – who have a game in hand.

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Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.