Mathebula was linked with a move away from Matsatsantsa during the January transfer window after falling out of favour under coach Stuart Baxter, with his last appearance having come in May 2016, against Orlando Pirates in the final league game of that campaign.
Baroka FC, a club from his home province of Limpopo, had been keen on his signature in January, although any move failed to materialise, and Mathebula was soon frozen out of the team, with his contract only set to expire in June.
“For now I am still contracted to SuperSport United though I am no longer training with the team,” confirms Mathebula speaking to KickOff.com.
“What happened was that I wanted to move out during the January transfer window but things eventually didn’t work out well for me. With my family here in Johannesburg, it wasn’t so easy for me to just move out just like that because I first needed to sort out that.
"So I will now be moving ahead of the start of the next season. At the end of the season when my contract expires I will be free [to join another club] and though I know that training alone as a footballer is dangerous I am still keen to play on.
"I am also aware that it will be a challenge to move on to another team considering that I haven’t played for a while but I believe I can still do the job,” says Mathebula.
Arguably one of the finest ball-playing midfielders to ever play in the PSL, the 33-year-old Mathebula has also played for Dynamos, Kaizer Chiefs, Mpumalanga Black Aces and Moroka Swallows.