SuperSport United have confirmed the exit of two players who did not have their options extended at the end of the season.
According to the club’s chief executive officer Stan Matthews, the pair of midfielder Lucky Mohomi and striker Evans Rusike will not be at the Tshwane-based outfit beyond June 30, and their search for new clubs will begin almost immediately.
“On both players we elected not to take their options as they didn’t do enough to convince the coach they could cement their place in the starting line-up. We can’t be accommodating players who seem happy to sit on the bench,” Matthews told the Siya crew.
“We appreciate their contributions, especially that Evans made in helping us lift the MTN8 and in reaching three consecutive finals and we wish him well at his future club. We hope he too goes on to future success.”
Mohomi joined SSU from neighbours Mamelodi Sundowns and this was seen as a fresh start for the ex-Free State Stars player.
But his 13 appearances in all competitions was clearly not enough to convince SSU, while Rusike spent three years with Matsatsantsa and has a relatively decent report card, though maybe he could have done more.
The forward was linked with a move to AmaZulu and former club Maritzburg United earlier this year, it now remains to be seen whether the two teams will reignite their interest, given Rusike is now a free agent.
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