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Sundowns target Manyama not bothered by speculation surrounding his future

12:59 BST 11/07/2017
Cape Town City, Lebogang Manyama
Manyama admits that while Masandawana's reported interest in him is flattering, it is mere speculation

At a glamourous awards ceremony held on Monday night, Cape Town City captain Lebogang Manyama, was crowned the Premier Soccer League’s (PSL) Footballer of the Season.

Manyama played an instrumental role in the Citizens’ success over the 2016/2017 campaign, and it has subsequently seen him win over many admirers. Most recently, Mamelodi Sundowns’ coach Pitso Mosimane openly expressed his admiration for the 26-year-old, and speculation has been rife ever since, regarding a move to Chloorkop.

Nonetheless, while Manyama is flattered by Sundowns’ reported interest in him, he admitted that a move to Tshwane is just pure speculation for the moment.

“Obviously, it’s a huge honour to hear him say that. I mean‚ he’s the number one coach in Africa‚ no doubt about that‚ for the number one team in Africa,” Manyama told Times Media.

“But look‚ it’s football. When you do well … I’ve had this before at Ajax when I was doing well and then there was Chiefs‚ there was Pirates‚ there was this and that.

“When it’s all speculations‚ it’s OK‚ it doesn’t bother me. And I think up until there is a confirmation from both teams as to what’s happening with my future‚ for now everything is a speculation,” Manyama concluded.