The arrival of Hlela means the Tshwane club now have him, Mdledle, Lucas Thwala, Danleigh Borman and Ronald Mohlaka all vying for the left-back position, which Zambian international utility-player Davies Nkausu can also play.
With Mdledle moving down the pecking order the club will likely loan out the 27-year-old, who is certain not to be the preferred choice for Gavin Hunt at left-back.
“The signing of Prince Hlela means the future of Mdledle is now uncertain and the most likely option that the club is already considering pursuing is loaning him out for the rest of the season,” our source reveals.
KickOff.com has gathered that Chippa United have already indicated some interest in the former Orlando Pirates defender, who has 18 months remaining on his contract with Matsatsantsa.
Mdledle could have left SuperSport just a month after joining them, when Bidvest Wits raised a hand of interest, and the club is now willing to listen to offers.