After his October 2023 trial, Orlando Pirates star Relebohile Mofokeng has not heard back from Premier League team Wolves.
In May of last year, Relebohile Mofokeng made his breakthrough with the Buccaneers. The versatile midfielder, who can play in a variety of positions, was on the senior team when they went to Spain for preseason play at the beginning of 2023–24.
After making an impression while on tour, Wolverhampton Wanderers of the English Premier League invited him for a trial. The teenager feels there wasn’t much of a difference between him and the local kids, but he has acknowledged that he hasn’t heard back yet.
“I’d say there’s not much of a difference. I didn’t get the feedback [yet] but then let’s hope for the best,” Mofokeng told the media
“I don’t think there’s much of a difference between us, the PSL players and the players at Wolves, but I’m just hoping for the best.”
Mofokeng progressed through the Transnet School of Excellence, before a transfer arrangement between South African Premier Division sides Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates was met, with Mofokeng joining Orlando Pirates and teammate Siyabonga Mabena joining the Mamelodi Sundowns. Mofokeng integrated well into the academy of Orlando Pirates, impressing with the reserve team in the DStv Diski Challenge, and being invited to train with the first team.
Having featured on the bench four times, he was given his first start for the club in a DStv Premiership game against Royal AM on 3 May 2023. Following a mistake by Royal AM’s Mozambiquan player Domingues, Mofokeng’s shot deflected off Domingues into the back of the net. However, the goal was given as an own-goal, as the initial shot was not on target. In only his second game for the club, he notched a goal and an assist in a 4–0 win against AmaZulu.
Mofokeng represented South Africa at the 2022 COSAFA U-20 Cup, scoring twice in five appearances.