George Lebese admits interest in his services is dry as his club search continues, with a former coach also closing the door on a possible return.
A PSL coach who previously expressed an interest in Lebese also appears to have changed his tune as the player continues his search for a club.
The former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder is currently a free agent and training on his own after being released by Sundowns at the start of the season.
He was on loan to SuperSport United in the last six months of last season, with coach Kaitano Tembo showing an interest in keeping the player when he was still with them, stating that it would be up to Sundowns to decide.
Tembo, however, has changed his mind, with Lebese's previous salary also understood to be an obstacle for him to land a new deal elsewhere.
Speaking at Harry Gwala Stadium last week after their victory over Maritzburg United, Tembo said for now his team is not interested in Lebese as they have enough players in attacking midfield positions.
"Well, I think for now we are focusing on the players we have, I think we've got enough numbers in that position," Tembo said.
"We've got [Aubrey] Modiba, [Kudakwashe] Mahachi, [Thabo] Qalinge and [Evans] Rusike so we are a bit loaded in that department for now, so we will only focus on what we have at the moment."
The 30-year-old playmaker, who will be hoping to make a comeback in the next transfer window, recently admitted on Marawa TV that it is more difficult to find a club since leaving Sundowns than he thought it would be.
"No one calls, and what I've heard, I think people have this illusion that I'm asking for big money... I don't know about that," he said.
"And really, since being free, from my side I thought it was going to be not as hard as it is right now to find myself on the field again.
"Because now I'm sitting at home and I'm training and I'm hoping and I'm hoping, but nothing's coming and I'm like 'okay, how bad this could be'."