SuperSport United midfielder Sipho Mbule has been told to keep working on his desired move to Kaizer Chiefs instead of sulking and wasting himself in frustration.
Mbule was linked with a move to Chiefs during the January transfer window but found himself remaining at the club while his close friend Teboho Mokoena got his big-money move to Mamelodi Sundowns.
The 23-year-old must now stay with Matsatsantsa until at least the end of the season.
He hasn’t played since November last year with the club highlighting matters relating to his conduct as being unprofessional as he sought to force a move.
"Mbule just needs to keep working because there is always reward for putting in the hard work," advises retired footballer Alton Meiring talking to KickOff.com.
"He (Mbule) must still keep working on earning that move that he desires the same way he has done in raising the interest in the past. This is his career and so he must be first to show the desire.
"The player might not be happy, but the club cannot stop him from the joy of working towards what he needs for his career. He has a contract and so must honour it by working the same way he has done all these years.
"He must also look into his lifestyle instead of feeling like a victim in this situation. It is up to how strong he is in this situation.
"He must be the first at training and last to leave so that he sends a message to the club about that his mind is up to it.
"Truth is that he must wait and train hard and earn that move by proving himself. The trouble with South African players is that we are not mentally strong especially us the non-whites which is why we choose to complain at every moment especially when we get to Europe. We are not mentally strong," says Meiring.