Sundowns officially release midfielder

Premiership

Mamelodi Sundowns have officially parted ways with Oupa Manyisa.

The club has decided not to exercise a two-year option they had on the central midfielder's contract.

As reported by KickOff.com two weeks ago, Manyisa's contract technically expired on June 30 but the player was waiting for management to make a decision on his future.

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Manyisa joined The Brazilians in August 2017 from Orlando Pirates and played nearly 50 games for the club but has now been allowed to find new employment.

"Oupa has been a pleasure to work with. Despite his near-iconic status, he gave 100 percent in training and managed his social life well," said coach Pitso Mosimane on the club's website.

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The former Bafana Bafana midfielder suffered an injury in October last year that hampered his chances to cement a starting place this season.

"It’s a pity that he didn’t play much this year and his achilles only healed just a month before the lockdown break, and he had played in a few friendlies," Mosimane added.

"He is an exceptional player that can play in any position and will be an asset to any team."

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The 31-year-old now joins a growing list of high-profile free agents who could be snapped up by PSL clubs for next season.

Manyisa, at R6.3-million, would have been added to the Released XI of the most valuable players who are out of contract

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