SuperSport United head coach Gavin Hunt has revealed that veteran striker Thamsanqa Gabuza could leave the club at the end of the season.
Gabuza, 35, has been a loyal servant to the club having made over 100 appearances for the Tshwane-based side since arriving in 2019.
However, his time at Matsatsantsa appears to be coming to an end with Hunt admitting they are lining up Senegalese striker Mamour Niang as a replacement for Gabuza. Mamour is the younger brother of Mame Niang, who won the 2005–06 PSL top goalscorer award with 14 goals while playing for Moroka Swallows.
“It’s a budget thing. Obviously, we are bringing this boy [Mamour] Niang now and obviously the age,” said Hunt when asked about Gabuza’s future.
“So, obviously, there is an opportunity for the boy to get an extension, so I am not sure if this thing is going to happen. Maybe it will happen [Gabuza’s departure].
“We have three number nines now, but this is football, and it’s obviously a budget that you have to work on.
“But I don’t know how things are going to work. I just heard, I have not even spoken to the boy [Mamour] about it.”
🚨 SSU will sell Gabuza to Stellies (or any buyer) if the club is able to register Mamour Niang before the transfer deadline next week.— Mazola J. Molefe (@superjourno) January 23, 2023
"The club has to look at the future," Hunt.
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