Top players clamour for Leopards exit

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Black Leopards are making frantic efforts to keep another of their top players following reports that Thuso Phala is already gone.

News emerged on Thursday that Leopards have terminated Phala's contract amicably, with the fact that he wanted to leave already well known.

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Cuthbert Malajila already jumped ship back in December and Lidoda Duvha run the risk of a mass exodus of top players at the end of the season, with Karabo Tshepe another star who looks likely to leave after being frozen out of the team.

KickOff.com can confirm that Leopards have now offered striker Joseph Mhlongo and midfielder Lesedi Kapinga new deals in a bid to keep them at the club.

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"We gave him an offer, the same with Kapinga. The ball is in their court," says club boss David Thidiela, who refused to be drawn into the Phala issue.

Mhlongo's contract with Leopards is set to expire in June this year and the midfielder has been linked with a move to Gauteng.

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The 29-year-old could join Kapinga at the exit door if both fail to renew their contracts with the Limpopo side, while the future of Mwape Musonda has been a talking point since the end of last season.

After an exciting pre-season with many big-name signings, Leopards fans have witnessed an unstable and dismal campaign as they sit rock-bottom of the Absa Premiership with six matches remaining.

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