SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews has confirmed that club’s star Teboho Mokoena will be allowed to leave the club in an expected ‘big-money move’ at the end of the season.
The 24-year-old has been settled at Matsatsantsa for the past six years and on many occasions, he has been linked with a transfer move to local clubs such as Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns as well as overseas.
At the time, he could not move as the team felt it was not a good time, however, Matthews, has now put it on record that it’s the right time to let him go to persuade his career elsewhere.
“Yes, we have given Tebza (Mokoena) that commitment, that this can be the last season with us, and he can get the big money move that he’s looking for and that he’s worked hard for since he was 16 years old,” he told Thomas Mlambo on Ultimate Sports Show.
“And part of the journey with the players is to know when to let go and when is it time for them to move on and have a high impact in their careers in the South African football landscape.
“Also quite honestly when we can get a good return, so, for us, that time is now and we are not going to hold Tebza back, we want him, and his move wherever he transpires to be, to be something that motivates other young players in the club to stick with us for the years that Tebza stuck with us, and earn big money moves when the time comes.
“We turned down, we told him, we wanted to stick out this season with us. And in that undertaking, we said to him, at the end of the season, he could pick a move that was good for him. And we have made the best of that move, which we will.
“And we have got a couple of interesting options, it’s going to be a good time for him to move on, he’s got lots of play, now he has just broken nicely to the fire squad as a regular. And we feel it’s the right time now to leave him after the past years.”