Lebohang ‘Cheeseboy’ Mokoena has options after Mamelodi Sundowns exit


Lebohang Mokoena’s representatives at ProSport International are confident they will soon find him “another good club” following his departure from Mamelodi Sundowns.

‘Cheeseboy’, as Mokoena is affectionately known, is out of contract at Sundowns at the end of the month with his deal not being renewed bringing to an end a seven-year stay at Chloorkop.

Still 29, Mokoena has been playing in the PSL since the 2003-04 season and has an incredible load of experience having also been capped at all levels of international football.

“We are busy working on several options with regards to him (Mokoena) and I am confident that we will get an opportunity at another good club for him. There are options available and decisions to be made,” says Mike Makaab of ProSport International.

There has been widespread speculation over the future of Mokoena, who remains a fan-favourite despite limited game-time in recent years.

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder  is leaving the club at the end of the month.

Mokoena’s contract with Sundowns is set to expire at the end of June and ‘Cheeseboy’ is open to offers for next season.


“I met with the club and they allowed me the chance to move on next season”,


RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 13, Lebohang Mokoena being interviewed during the South African National soccer team training session and press conference from Royal Marang Sports Complex on June 13, 2012 in Rustenburg, South Africa
Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images

“I am grateful to the club president, the technical team and management for giving me a chance to be part of the Sundowns family.

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“I won’t forget my teammates and the fans for such wonderful support all these years. I leave Sundowns a happy man. I enjoyed my stay at the club and as I said I am grateful for the opportunity I got to play for a big team like Sundowns.

“I am looking forward to starting life elsewhere next season. I am still 29 years old. I still want to win championships. I have achieved a lot of things in football but I am still hungry to achieve more.”

‘Cheese’ says he has not yet decided on his next move and is listening to offers.

“I guess everyone is on a break. I am waiting for my manager to come back to me and plan a way forward,” Mokoena adds.

Mokoena played just 47 minutes of league football this season.