South African midfielder Phiri set to leave Brondby for free

South Africa international Phiri has failed to negotiate a new contract with the Danish side, and he's set to leave the club at the end of the season

Lebogang Phiri has recently been one of South Africa’s standout players abroad, and has won the hearts of Brondby IF fans since joining the club in 2013.  

However, the youngster’s time in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, appears to be up after he turned down a new contract at Drengene Fra Vestegnen.

The playmaker who is yet to cement his place in the Bafana Bafana squad, has attracted interest from several European clubs.

“I have grown. There was a time when I just wanted to play and was eager for it‚" Phiri told

"I just wanted to play the way that I believed I should, but lately I have increased my technical and tactical level."

"It began under [former coach] Thomas Frank‚ but has developed further this season,” Phiri continued.

“I've also stepped up when it comes to showing character and taking responsibility."

"I'm getting better technically, and physically I am on top form," he said. 

"It's great that we are at this stage of the season and I am still able to run as much,” Phiri added.

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Phiri was previously on the books of Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Bidvest Wits and the Braamfontein-based outfit are set to receive a compensation fee when the player moves on.

“As per Fifa regulations we are entitled to a portion of the development fee paid for Phiri,” Wits CEO Jose Ferreira told The Times.

"We don’t know figures yet‚ those must still be worked out,” he concluded.

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