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SuperSport United: Suspended Phala is free to leave

SuperSport United chief executive officer Stanley Matthews says there is nothing stopping Thuso Phala from leaving the club to go elsewhere.

Matthews did not have many kind words for the 32-year-old winger, however, accusing him of bad behaviour but refusing to offer any details.

The CEO said that as Phala only has six months left on his contract he is free to leave, although he added that Matsatsantsa have not been approached by any club for his services.

Phala, who is currently suspended by United, has been linked with a possible move to Highlands Park and Orlando Pirates in the press.

“We have not been approached for Phala. He has six months left on his contract. Thuso has a disciplinary hearing against him this week,” Matthews told the Daily Sun.

“I told him his clearance letter is ready for collection. My door is always open for him to talk to me any time but he’s now suspended and not training with us.

“Details of his suspension are confidential. I don’t want to discuss them in public."

Matthews made it clear, however, that there will be no future for Phala at United.

“He won’t be with us next season. We wanted to give him a proper send-off as he contributed to our success in the past couple of years, but that won’t happen because of his behaviour," he added.

Coach Kaitano Tembo has also refused to comment on Phala's current situation at the club.