Mamelodi Sundowns have opted towards extending the keep of veteran midfielder Tiyani Mabunda, his company, QT Sports activities, has confirmed.
Mabunda had been on the books of Sundowns for seven years following his arrival from Black Leopards in 2014.
He was thought of one of many senior gamers within the Sundowns workforce however his departure doesn’t come as a serious shock as a result of he was positively not within the plans of the brand new technical workforce final season.
Mabunda made no look for the Brazilians beneath the tutelage of each Manqoba Mngqithi and Rhulani Mokwena.
In an interview with Soccer Laduma, Mabunda’s agent Basia Michaels confirmed that Sundowns had an choice on the midfielder’s contract however they determined to not take it.
“Sure, I can affirm that Tiyani, after seven years as a Sundowns participant, can be leaving the membership,” stated Michaels.
“He had an choice on his contract, but it surely has not been prolonged,” added Michaels.
Michaels stated Mabunda’s soccer profession is way from over, saying that the midfielder will nonetheless be enjoying top-flight soccer subsequent season.
The 33-year-old was beforehand linked with a doable transfer to Swallows FC, and it stays to be seen if that door remains to be open now that he has left Sundowns.
“Tiyani is an unimaginable expertise, and we’ve little question he’ll nonetheless have the ability to play on the highest stage. We wish to thank Sundowns for all the nice recollections that embrace 5 league titles, the CAF Champions League and the Tremendous Cup.
Michaels added: “Only a few gamers can boast that sort of medal haul throughout their profession, and Tiyani has clearly had an illustrious one. But it surely’s not over but, it’s removed from over.
“Tiyani and I’ve had numerous conversations, and all of them result in his capability in with the ability to do God’s work by the game. We are going to affirm particulars of his subsequent chapter when it’s applicable,” concluded Michaels.