Patrick Phungwayo in action against Kaizer Chiefs during the Champion Cup in July. Photo: Muzi Ntombela, BackpagePix

DURBAN – SuperSport United snubbed former Orlando Pirates defender Patrick Phungwayo.

The left back recently parted ways with the Bucanneers. Free State Stars have already expressed a desire to sign him.

SuperSport United are facing a problem at left back as Onismor Bhasera, who is operating in that position, is currently injured.

SuperSport United chief executive Stan Matthews confirmed that he wanted Phungwayo, but that coach Eric Tinkler was against the signing.

“I wanted Phungwayo since we have a problem at left back. Bhasera is injured, and we are left with (only) Keagan Ritchie as an out-and-out left back. Eric is impressed with a Ghanaian left back who is currently on trial,” Matthews confirmed.

Aubrey Modiba, who is operating as a midfielder these days, can also play as a left back.

Siyabonga Nhlapo from Wits and Prince Dube from Highlanders in Zimbabwe were two of Tinkler’s signings, while New Zealander Michael Boxall left for Minnesota in Major League Soccer after failing to agree to terms on a new contract.


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