Mahlambi facing uncertain future

Premiership

Mamelodi Sundowns winger Phakamani Mahlambi faces an uncertain future with AmaZulu and his representative commenting on his situation.

Mahlambi spent the past season on loan to AmaZulu but endured a fruitless stay as he only made four appearances - three of which were under coach Benni McCarthy.

The 23-year-old was once on the books of African giants Al Ahly, but his career has since taken a nosedive due to what is believed to be off-the-field issues.

Judging by what Usuthu media officer Brilliant Mkhathini has told KickOff.com, the chances of the club trying to keep the former Bidvest Wits star are slim to none.

"I think it's something that is still going to be discussed, but I think it's unlikely if you consider that he hardly featured," Mkhathini tells this website.

"But because he's still a Sundowns player, we will think of the way forward then we will take it from there. But I don't think... because, reality is that he hardly featured, it's impossible. It's a decision between the coach and the management."

Mahlambi's agent Glyn Binkin further confirms that the player is going back to Chloorkop, where he is still left with one season on his contract.

"Sundowns go back to training, I think, some time next week, so he'll go back there, and we will see the way forward from there," says Binkin.

Asked if there was any interest in the player from other clubs, Binkin replied: "Nothing I want to talk about at this stage, we will have to see what happens in a couple of weeks."

Phaka's situation at the DStv Premiership champions, should he end up staying next season, could see him further starved of game-time with a wealth of attacking options for co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi and Rhulani Mokwena to choose from.

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