Tercious Malepe departs AmaZulu

AmaZulu have announced the departure of defender Tercious Malepe.

The 26-year-old former Orlando Pirates player struggled for game-time at the DStv Premiership side this season, playing just five times.

Malepe joined Usuthu from Ukrainian side FK Minaj and started the current season in the first eleven but fell down the pecking order under head coach Pablo Franco Martin.

He began his career with the Buccaneers but never broke into the first team and spent his time at the club out on loan with Moroka Swallows, Ajax Cape Town and Chippa United, twice.

Club president Sandile Zungu told FARPost: “Yes, it is true that he is parting ways with the club.

“I think it was quite obvious that he was not in the coach’s plans. And he is a very good player, I rate him very highly and I like him.

“He wants to play soccer and I respect [that] and he needs to go to where he thinks he will play soccer. But he is a good player.”

A club post read: “Tercious Malepe has been released by our football club. We wish him all the best going forward.”

Malepe is a reported target for Cypriot First Division club Anorthosis Famagusta.