Sipho Mbule’s time at SuperSport United has come to an end and will likely part ways at the end of the season, according to his agent Mike Makaab.
The talented midfielder is said to have grown frustrated at his situation at the club after not being allowed to leave amid interest from Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns and was subsequently suspended by CEO Stan Matthews last week for ‘disrespecting’ the club’ and his teammates.
With the player allegedly overweight since returning from the mid-season break, his suspension was due to not showing the professionalism required at the club and his representative Makaab says they will work around the clock to make sure he gets his career back on track.
“Sipho has got to work hard, he’s got to commit himself to his craft and his profession, obviously now there’s been even more disruption at SuperSport with the parting of ways of Kaitano Tembo, we don’t know where that leaves Sipho Mbule going forward,” Makaab tells iDiski Times.
“We’re going to take this one step at a time, our priority is to work with the young man, which our team in Joburg are doing at the moment to get him back on track.
“We’ve got to do that, we all know what he’s capable of doing and we have to do everything in our power to make sure that we at least present him with a chance to realise his full potential. A lot of that has got to come within him as well.”
Despite acknowledging that Mbule needs to take a look in the mirror and the current coaching changes at Matsatsansa, Makaab feels that there’s no turning back for either party and suggested the relationship has reached a point where it’s best to try and part ways amicably – should their be suitors awaiting in the off-season.
“I can’t see him staying at SuperSport beyond this season, I’m telling you this and it has nothing to do with SuperSport, I’ve had a fantastic relationship with them for almost two decades, even when they were Pretoria City,” Makaab added.
“So I’m not at all pointing fingers at the club, I’m just saying there comes a time where a club and a player cannot see eye to eye, for whatever reason – and there doesn’t seem to be a solution and it’s best for all parties to part ways.
“As long as it’s a fair parting, as long as pressure isn’t placed on any of the two parties to leave in an unfair manner.”