Sipho Mbule in action with SuperSport. Image: @Gonzosforever / Twitter Kaizer Chiefs Orlando Pirates

Sipho Mbule in action with SuperSport. Image: @Gonzosforever / Twitter

Mbule placed in ‘special programme’ as SuperSport ‘disrespect’ revealed

Outgoing SuperSport United midfielder Sipho Mbule has been placed in a ‘special programme’ aimed at physical and mental wellbeing.

Sipho Mbule in action with SuperSport. Image: @Gonzosforever / Twitter Kaizer Chiefs Orlando Pirates

Sipho Mbule in action with SuperSport. Image: @Gonzosforever / Twitter

The saga surrounding midfielder Sipho Mbule at SuperSport has recently taken a new twist after he was suspended indefinitely by the club.

Already when speaking to SA FM last year, SuperSport CEO Stan Matthews said Mbule’s ill-discipline is the reason he would not be sold to any club at that stage, despite having reportedly been on the radar of both Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns in this past January transfer window.


Yet, Matthews revealed last week that discipline issues were the reason behind the player still being absent from training, and then, in an interview on the METROFMSA Sports Show, the CEO reiterated that Mbule is not in the right head space, was unreliable and would not feature again for the club.

According to Phakaaathi, the latest bout of ill-discipline related to the face he would arrive late – or not at all – when it came to training sessions, while some sources suggest he had a fallout with former coach Kaitano Tembo, which included a “confrontation”.

In yet another twist, recently reported that Mbule could be set to sensationally move from SuperSport to Sundowns in a swap deal with Promise Mkhuma.

However, other reports have suggested that a dream move to Kaizer Chiefs could also be in the pipelines once again, with his agent Mike Makaab apparently set to set to meet with Amakhosi officials.

Mbule is now working with a physical trainer and sports psychologist

Interestingly, Makaab also revealed what is being done to to get the player back into the best possible shape.

“I’m not 100% sure where we start but one thing I can tell you about those who are concerned about Sipho; we have him in a special program – both with a sports psychologist and with a physical trainer.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that come pre-season, Sipho will be ready to fight for a place in his new team. He’s certainly not going to be sitting in the stands for two years.”


In an interview with FARPost, Mbule’s ex-coach Pitso Mokoena has revealed that he was also called in to offer some guidance to the embattled player.

“I think the last time I spoke with Sipho was last week. You know it’s very difficult for him. I tried to advice him until whatever happened because the boy couldn’t wait to push for an exit from SuperSport,” said Mokoena.

“I have said to Sipho, look, you want to move out of SuperSport, but the club have got their reasons to keep you. Stay calm and play for the team – don’t burn bridges. Make sure you leave SuperSport in a good relationship because you will never know what will happen in the future. Honour your contract, do your best until your contract is finished, then you move out.”


Previously, Matthews stated that it was suspected that Mbule may well be trying to force a move away from the club.

“He hasn’t been reliable, not to himself or his teammates. And quite frankly, we’d rather play without Sipho and perhaps finish a couple places lower in the league, but have a team that is unified, that is disciplined, fights for each other and respects each other.”

Earlier this year, his agent Mike Makaab said everything regarding Mbule’s future will be clearer by May, but it’s clear that he will leave SuperSport at the end of the season.