Shongwe: I'm happy to be free
Posted: 31 August 2017 Time: 13:21
Jabulani Shongwe says he would love to stay on as a Golden Arrows player even after his loan move expires at the end of the current season.
The 27-year-old eMalahleni-born midfielder joined Abafana Bes'thende on loan for the season earlier this week. His loan will expire at the same time his contract with mother club Bidvest Wits comes to an end, which will make him a free agent.
"I'm happy to be free after spending the whole season without playing," an excited Shongwe tells KickOff.com.
"Immediately I got here I noticed that everyone was happy to see me."
'Jafefe', as the player is affectionately known, was linked with a move to Orlando Pirates, but he says the brand of football Arrows plays convinced him to sign on the dotted line.
"Abafana Bes'thende called me directly and asked if I could join them, and I agreed because of the style of play. I like the brand of football the club plays," he says.
Shongwe has been an Arrows player for less than a week now but he says he has already thought about staying longer than a season.
"I'm here on loan until the end of the season, but I would love to stay here when my loan comes to an end. I like the set-up here. When I arrived I was shocked to see the professionalism.
"The way they give youngsters opportunities and take care of their players is second to none. So at the end of the season if they still need me they are welcome to sit down with me so we can discuss it."