Mncwango unsettled at City

City have taken up the option of a further two years on Mncwango’s contract but information reaching is that he is unsettled, especially in the midst of interest from Orlando Pirates, amongst other clubs.

"Happiness is important for a footballer and right now Thobani is not happy at Polokwane City, despite the fact that he has gone back for pre-season,” says a source.

The 28 year-old was second on the scoring charts last season with 13 goals, which ignited interest in his services and ultimately led to his maiden Bafana Bafana call-up.

“He might be putting a brave face at training but once he gets home he is stressing," adds the source.

"The trouble is that the contract was done when he was coming from the first division and at that time all he wanted was just to play and so he accepted the terms.

"However, now that he has shown his qualities through all the goals that he scored last season, he feels he deserves an improved contract.

"He has no problem with staying on at the club but he genuinely feels he deserves a better deal, because players that don’t even make the match day squad are on better salaries than him.

“People see him scoring goals and getting called up to Bafana Bafana and think that he is on a good contract at his club.

"The appreciation from the club does not equate to what he is giving the club in return. He is seriously unhappy about his situation because he even has pressure from home, where they think he is earning good money based on his performances.

"If he eventually stays on at the club and his situation is not improved then he will not perform the same way he did last season plus fans shouldn’t expect miracles from an unhappy player.”

Though Pirates had made progress in their bid to sign Mncwango, a transfer decision remains in the hands of City boss Johnny Mogaladi.