Katlego Mphela still waiting on Mamelodi Sundowns
Posted: 10 February 2011 Time: 4:20 pm
Despite President Patrice Motsepe's warning over the weekend that the Awol striker has no future at Chloorkop, Katlego Mphela is still waiting to hear whether his demands for a written guarantee that he will be sold at the end of the season have been met.
"I'm still waiting for them to deal with the issue," he tells KickOff.com, before adding. "But can you talk to my agent because I don't want to really say anything." The 26-year-old was dropped by Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane for Wednesday's friendly with Kenya after failing to turn up to training with his club for the past two-and-a-half weeks. His agent Glyn Binkin admitted there has been no progress this week, despite Motsepe's comments at the weekend that he is willing to allow his prized asset to leave.
_quote "The President has said he wants him to leave but that doesn't make sense," he says. "There are transfer windows that are still open such as in Russia so we are working on possible deals. There are several clubs that are interested but Sundowns are still saying one thing and doing another. The ball is in their court." But in response to those claims, Sundowns Communications Director Alex Shakoane issued a withering reply. "The ball is in our court when we have been trying to get hold of the boy – what does that mean? We're still trying to contact him to find out what is happening and his agent knows that. He knows where Sundowns is so if he wants to bring him here then he can," says Shakoane. In the meantime, Binkin revealed Mphela has been keeping fit thanks to a personal trainer as last year's PSL top goalscorer looks to regain his spot in the national team ahead of next month's clash with Egypt. "He's probably training harder than he ever does at Sundowns," Binkin admits. "I don't know whether he is slipping down the pecking order (for Bafana). But we have to get this situation sorted out first and hopefully he will be available for selection for the next match."