Asavela Mbekile’s fruitless search for a club could prompt the defender to hang up his boots sooner than he thought, says a source close to the player and his family. Mbekile has been without a club since last year when his contract with Stellenbosch FC expired.
The former Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates player is said to have attended a number of trials with DStv Premiership teams but failed to impress. Apparently there was a team in the GladAfrica Championship that wanted to offer him a contract, but the versatile player turned it down.
“I think it’s only a matter of time before he stops, he just doesn’t see anything that works for him. It’s been a long time since he was without a club and that’s a big concern, it’s stressful because now he’s even considering his to end career once and focus on other things.
“But I think at the end of the season we’ll know what he’s going to do, there aren’t many more, so we’ll hear from him. But again, there was a team that wanted to sign him, but he turned down the offer off,” the insider said.