Phiri off to Turkey


Lebogang Phiri has flown out of South Africa to Turkey where he is expected to sign for a new club.

Phiri recently left French Ligue 2 side EA Guingamp after his contract expired at the end of the 2020/21 season. Despite numerous attempts by the club to keep him, the anchor took a decision to look for a new challenge in his career.

The Bafana Bafana midfielder has been linked with a number of clubs over the last few months, but Super Lig sides Trabzonspor and Caykur Rizespor currently lead the race for his services.

Since joining Guingamp in 2017, the Johannesburg-born star made 78 league appearances for the club.

He spent the majority of the 2020/21 campaign on the sidelines after suffering a career-threatening knee injury. Phiri returned to action towards the end of the season and helped Guingamp avoid relegation to the third tier.

At international level, the former Brondby star has made eight Bafana Bafana appearances and scored two goals for the Cosafa nation.

His last goal came in 2019 as Bafana Bafana defeated Sudan 1-0 in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at Orlando Stadium. The injury ruled Phiri out for the remainder of the qualifiers as the 1996 African champions failed to book a ticket to Cameroon next year.

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By FARPost reporter