The veteran Namibian defender, who has been promised a deal with the Birds once he has dusted off the effects of his recurring knee injury, says he is also still holding out hope of making a contribution to the Brave Warriors, who have qualified for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana.
The 33-year-old is not registered and is without a contract with Swallows, though he has a verbal agreement with the club once he gets his fitness back.
“I have started light training with Swallows. With the progress that I am making, I think I will only get to convince the technical staff that I am up to the challenge of playing again sometime next year.
“The gym sessions have really been helpful. The pain is slowly going away. I am just trying to get myself used to the boot again and kicking the ball. The club is monitoring the work that I am putting in, as I try and build my way back,” he says.
Regarding his chances of returning to the Brave Warriors’ line-up, he says: “The chances of getting back may be seen as faint, but my work ethic will determine my cause. If I am really fully recovered and fit by the time of the Nations Cup I would wish to be considered for selection as I believe I can still add value.
“I am delighted that the team has made it to the finals, this was long overdue. Ghana will also be a chance for the players to get exposure at the highest level. Believe me after the Nations Cup there will certainly be players making moves,” he adds.