Lebogang Manyama cleared to join club of his choice

29 July 2018 - 16:10
By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa
Lebogang Manyama is  reportedly   frustrated at Konyaspor in Turkey.
Image: Samuel Shivambu. Lebogang Manyama is reportedly frustrated at Konyaspor in Turkey.

Lebogang Manyama's return to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) is imminent after he parted ways with Turkish side, Konyaspor.

Sunday World can confirm that the 2016/17 PSL Footballer of the Season already has his clearance. "They gave him the clearance [earlier this week]," confirmed the player's representative, Maimane Phiri.

Manyama, 27, had joined Konyaspor from Cape Town City last year in a deal believed to be R10-million.

But in 11 appearances for the European side he managed to score two goals and, since the end of the season, Turkish media had been speculating that he wasn't going to stay.

SuperSport United had already inquired about his availability, but were put off by his wage demands, confirmed club CEO Stanley Matthews.

Phiri said now that Manyama has his clearance, they were set for discussions tomorrow to map the way forward, but he insisted they would look at all options including overseas.

"We will decide on Monday what to do [next]. We are not sure if he'll be back in the PSL, I don't want to speculate.

Locally, Mamelodi Sundowns have been said to be eyeing the SA international.

Manyama was a hit with Cape Town City two seasons ago when he scored 13 goals in 29 league appearances.