Leopards confirm Phala’s departure

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As reported by FARPost during the week, Black Leopards have confirmed that they have reached an agreement with midfielder Thuso Phala to part ways, three months before his contract came to an end.

Phala joined Leopards during the June transfer window period prior to the 2019/20 season on a one-year contract with an option to renew for a further season.

Speaking to SABC Sports Radio Station Phalaphala FM on Friday night, Leopards official Tshifhiwa Thidiela confirmed that they allowed the 33-year-old to leave.

“What we made it clear to Thuso Phala and his representatives in January was that we would not be excercising the option to renew his contract so it’s someone that we will not have next season,” he said.

“So there was a request that we allow him to leave now so that he can also get enough time to look for another team of which we agreed on. This was also agreed on looking at the fact that we might not be able to play football at least until June or July we thought we shouldn’t stand on his way and allow him that perhaps he could be starting to look for another team also looking at the fact that we will be left with just six matches,” added Thidiela.

“Phala is the only player that we agreed to part ways for now but of course we don’t know what tomorrow can bring,” he said.

Players that Leopards have parted ways with this year include Zambian international    Donashano Malama, Karabo Tshepe, Siyabonga Zulu and Cuthbert Malajila.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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