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Lebese departs Sundowns, joins SuperSport on loan

SuperSport United have announced the signing of out-of-favour Mamelodi Sundowns winger George Lebese on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The 29-year-old has been allowed to join Downs' Tshwane rivals after failing to break into the first-team setup under coach Pitso Mosimane this season.

"Things didn't work out for me at Sundowns and, to be honest, I have no idea what happened," Lebese is quoted as saying by Times Live.

"I have been depressed for many months... and I am just happy to get this opportunity. It was very difficult for me to wake up every morning and go to training with no one to talk to.

"It was just training and go home, and I didn't know what to work on.

"For the next six months my full focus will be on SuperSport United, who have given me this opportunity, and... I will do my best to contribute to the team.

"I am very much relieved because I was holding thumbs up that this loan move happens and luckily it happened.

"I am looking forward to the challenge and I must say that a loan move was my motivation."

Lebese joined Mamelodi Sundowns from Kaizer Chiefs in August 2017, and was previously on the books of the Pretoria-based Arcadia Shepherds.