AmaZulu’s decision to terminate the contract of Mxolisi Mayongo is the third such sacking of a professional player by a Premier Soccer League club in as many weeks
He is the second player that AmaZulu have got rid of after disciplinary procedures, following on the Liberian international Dulee Johnson.
A brief statement from AmaZulu said: “Mxolisi Mayongo’s contract with AmaZulu has been terminated after a disciplinary hearing held at the club’s offices in Durban North on Thursday found the player in breach of his playing contract.
“Disciplinary Committee chair, Lunga Sokhela confirmed that the termination is with immediate effect.
“’We are not in a position to divulge the details into the expulsion as the matter can be taken to the PSL DC,’ said Sokhela.
“Mayongo joined AmaZulu in the 2010/11 season from Usuthu feeder team, Durban Warriors. The South Coast born man’s contract was going to expire at the end of June in 2013,” the statement conceded.
Also dumped in the last days is midfielder Sibusiso Mnguni at Chippa United, who had been on loan from Orlando Pirates.
The PSL new boys terminated Mnguni’s contract in a deal the club termed as “by mutual agreement” although no further details were given.
Errant players are now running foul of increasing impatient clubs, seeking to tighten up on their squad and payroll. Those who miss training or are found to have broken club rules are now no longer being treated with kid gloves but rather being brought to book.Johnson was also fired after a disciplinary process that AmaZulu did not give more details, but insiders suggested since that he had failed an internal drugs test.