As the young Bafana Bafana’s COSAFA campaign comes to an end today, the focus will now shift for some players to the off season mode, possibly to the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) for some but most importantly the transfer window talk.
And one of the affected players when it comes to possible transfers, will be the reliable and much sought after SuperSport United midfield kingpin Teboho Mokoena.
His club has confirmed that he will soon be joining French Ligue 1 giants RC Strasbourg on trials and its believed that this could be happening next month.
On the sidelines of their COSAFA Plate final preparations, Mokoena says a transfer deal to Europe interests him more than a local move.
SABC Sport understands that Mamelodi Sundowns in this transfer window are pushing for the moves of the SuperSport United trio of Aubrey Modiba, Mokoena and possibly Evans Rusike.
But it looks, they should count Mokoena out of this deal.
Should Mokoena be successful in these trials at Strasbourg, he will link up with Bafana striker Lebogang Mokoena who finished as a top goal scorer at his club with 10 goals this season.
The 22-year-old, an Absa Premiership young player of the season is said to be having a buyout clause by United CEO Stan Matthews and if the French club can activate it, that will be a done deal.
Mokoena was one of the most influential players in the PSL this past season and had two of his goals nominated for the goal of the season awards.
He featured in 34 matches in all competitions including 28 in the league with three goals and two assists.
Matthews says, the son of the late former Free State Stars and Hellenic midfielder Alexis Motaung also had offer from a US Major League Soccer side this past season. – Report by Velile Mnyandu