The 31-year-old Bafana Bafana defender has spent the entire past season unconnected and is now ready to jump into action again.
SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo says he is looking forward to working with Buhle Mkhwanazi who is training with the club.
Mkhwanazi is a free agent after leaving the current Bidvest Wits at the end of the 2019/20 season.
In his search for a new home, the 31-year-old landed at SuperSport, but no agreement has yet been reached.
“Yes, look, Buhle is training with us, and I think he’s doing very well,” said Tembo. iDiski Times.
“He’s a clean man. And I was even surprised, when I saw him practice, you know, for someone who has not played for a year, he looks in good condition. He is an experienced fighter as well as a Bafana Bafana international.
‘So we are looking for someone who can come in to help our young players like Keagan Phillips, who is only 20, Luke Fleurs who is only 21, Thatayaone Ditlhokwe, who is only 22, to give them the guidance and direction we have given this past season. really was missing. So, I just hope everything goes well, and I look forward to working with him. ”
According to rumors, Mkhwanazi was a target of former Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt who worked with him at Bidvest Wits.
After returning coach Stuart Baxter reported players targeted by Hunt, Mkhwanazi expected him to land at Naturena as well.
Since Chiefs signed Njabulo Ngcobo at Swallows FC, the chances are now slim that Mkwanazi will sign at Amakhosi.
The chances of him being signed by SuperSport look greater after the departure of center-back Grant Kekana, who joined Mamelodi Sundowns during this transfer window.
Kekana became the second central defender of SuperSport to leave without a replacement within a year after Clayton Daniels also left for Maritzburg United.
This leaves Tembo desperate for an experienced defender to lead his inexperienced setup backwards.
If Mkhwanazi gets a contract through SuperSport, he would become their first signing of this preseason.