Polokwane City has surprisingly let go of experienced players Mpho Makola and Joseph Mhlongo, this is according to various reports.

Both Makola [37] and Mhlongo [32] played a huge role in seeing the Limpopo-based club return to the DStv premiership. The club had also confirmed that they would be keeping the pair.

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But in a surprise turn of events, both Makola and Mhlongo have since left. Mhlongo played in 11 games for the club while Makola featured in eight matches.

Polokwane City are yet to officially confirm the departure of the pair. The club recently signed Given Mashikinya from Sekhukhune United as well as Oswin Appollis from Pretoria Callies. Veteran midfielder Lucky Baloyi is also set to remain at the club.

Mpho Makola and Joseph Mhlongo chased away at Polokwane City
Joseph Mhlongo

Mpho Makola and Joseph Mhlongo Dismissed

Polokwane City Chief Operations Officer Tincy Tema had earlier told the media that the club has offloaded about 10 players. But he has indicated that Mpho Makola and Joseph Mhlongo would be kept.

City gained automatic promotion to the premier division in May after overtaking Casric Stars and Cape Town Spurs on the final day. They finished top of the Motsepe Foundation Championship with 57 points.

Rise and Shine subsequently walked away with R 5 million in prize money. 

By Khotso Ramalatswa