SuperSport United confirm decision to part ways with Thuso Phala

After falling out of favour at Matsatsantsa, the South Africa international has parted ways with the club

SuperSport United have finally reached an agreement to part ways with Thuso Phala.

The attacker was long linked with a move away from the Tshwane-based outfit after falling out of favour at the club where he subsequently made just six Premier Soccer League (PSL) appearances this season.

Phala, who has featured for the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs in the past joined SuperSport in 2013 and became a household name, earning regular Bafana Bafana call-ups.

The 32-year-old also helped SuperSport to several trophies including back-to-back Nedbank Cup triumphs in 2016 and 2017.

Nonetheless, SuperSport CEO Stanley Matthews admitted that Phala’s departure not only comes as a loss to the club on the field but to the dressing room as well.  

“We are sad to see Thuso go. He has been a part of the club through an extremely successful period in the Club’s history, 4 cup wins and a further 3 cup finals, including the CAF Confederation Cup final,” Matthews said in a statement issued by the club.

“His career here was full of memorable moments, including the goal to win Telkom Knockout in 2014 and his vital goal against Zesco United to take us into the semi-final of the CAF Confederation Cup. We will especially miss Thuso’s unique dance moves and celebrations, and his character in the dressing room,” he concluded.

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Furthermore, Phala has previously been linked with a move to Soweto giants Orlando Pirates, and now that the player is a free agent, it remains to be seen what his next move will be.