Myeni: SuperSport was a no-brainer
Posted: 1 September 2017 Time: 12:06
Sifiso Myeni says it was an easy decision to join SuperSport United from Absa Premiership champions Bidvest Wits on transfer deadline day.
Myeni was rushed to the PSL offices in Johannesburg around 20h00 on Thursday, as he put pen to paper on a season-long loan deal with Matsatsantsa.
The 29-year-old attacker says, though the move came about at the last minute, he was happy to take the opportunity to join the Nedbank Cup champions for the 2017/18 campaign.
"In football you always move around, so for me it was a much easier decision to make because I'm coming from one winning team [Wits] to another [SuperSport], so for me it was a no-brainer," Myeni told reporters after completing the deal.
Last season saw the right-winger struggle for a regular place in Gavin Hunt's double-winning outfit, amassing just 10 starts upon his return to the Clever Boys on a free transfer. But he still feels he made a worthwhile contribution to the team's success.
"I think I would take last season as a good season, because I joined the team [Wits] when they were already done with pre-season and I was obviously late fitness-wise," he added.
"I made sure that I played and I made a lot of assists in those games, and I think, personally, I did my part in helping the team clinch the [league] trophy.
"It was not an issue that I played less games. I obviously understood that the team was doing well and I wouldn't just walk into the team, thinking I would play all the games.
"I feel I've done my part [with Wits], and that's why the decision for me to go on loan at a team like SuperSport United was a little bit easy."
The former Orlando Pirates winger will be reuniting with his former mentor in Eric Tinkler, but admits that does not give him any reason to think he will be granted opportunities without proving his worth.
"It's all about team work and not the individual, obviously me going there is about helping the team win more trophies," he stated.
"SuperSport is a winning team and I think for me it's a good move. I'll obviously be working with someone [Tinkler] that I know, but it doesn't mean that, because I know the coach and I've worked with him for many years, I can take my foot off the pedal. Obviously, I still need to work extremely hard."
Myeni also confirmed reports that he had been earmarked by Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy prior to the start of the new season, but no formal offer was on the table.
"Yeah, I think that was before [the season started] – I think we were in camp in Cape Town, Benni was interested. We spoke but obviously nothing materialised, and obviously I've now ended up going to SuperSport," he concluded.