Arsenal Legend Tracks SA Star, Future Uncertain
Lebogang Phiri's Future Has Still Not Been Decided
Lebogang Phiri’s current focus is on finishing the season strongly with Brondby and hoping for a DBU Pokalen winners medal, but he has decisions to make.
The 22-year-old has become a firm fan favourite in Brondby since his debut a few years ago and has been solidified in the club’s history after scoring the goal that kept them in the top-flight back in 2013.
However, it appears that the love affair between Brondby’s fans and the South African will be coming to an end this year, with Phiri expected to move on at the end of the campaign once his current contract comes to an end.
Having been denied the perfect send off in the DBU Pokalen final, as he was sent off in the semifinal, Phiri will be hoping to make sure he at least finishes the league games well but will be supporting his teammates from the sidelines against FC Copenhagen.
It remains to be seen exactly where the midfielder will be playing his football next season, however, it is known that Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira, is very keen on trying to bring him on board at New York City FC.
As reported in the latest issue of Soccer Laduma, NYCFC are still tracking the player’s situation after they had an offer rejected back in January, although nothing has been agreed at this stage.
The Siya crew will keep an eye on Phiri’s situation going forward to see where he ends up ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.