Agent: Lebogang Manyama must decide what is best for his future

Lebogang Manyama Konyaspor
The former Cape Town City skipper is not happy in Turkey and reportedly wants to return to the Premier Soccer League

After spending one season in Turkey with Konyaspor, South African international midfielder Lebogang Manyama reportedly wants to come back home.

The former Cape Town City attacker has reportedly voiced out his frustration with his agent, Alfred Phiri, due to his lack of game time in the Turkish Super Lig.

Manyama left the country in August last year to join Konyaspor in Turkey, but wants to come back to the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

The Alexandra-born former PSL Footballer of the Season has been linked with the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs in recent times.

With the likes of Andile Jali, Ayanda Patosi, Tefu Mashamaite having returned from abroad in recent times, Manyama could follow suit.

Upon his arrival in Europe, the former Ajax Cape Town player was handed the number 10 jersey, but has since expressed unhappiness due to his failure to command a regular place in the squad.

According to his representative, Manyama could be looking to come back home, although his agent is hopeful that he will stay.

However, the former Bafana midfielder reveals that the ball is firmly in Manyama's court. 

"I have had a discussion with him and he has told me about not playing as much as he wanted to in Turkey," Phiri said to Sowetan.

"At the end of the day I can't force him to stay there so he must decide what is best for his future. I have given him my advice that he must hang in there and stay overseas,” he explained.

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"I can't talk much, but a few clubs have made inquiries," concluded Phiri.

Meanwhile, the 27-year-old has reportedly told Konyaspor boss Riza Calimbay to release him if he is not in the Turkish side's plans after playing in just 10 matches in all competitions last season.

Moreover, the Amakhosi and Brazilians will be closely watching the developments with keen interest as they reportedly want the former Telkom Knockout Cup winner.