Baberwa boss to join Ngconga overseas?


Baberwa FC owner Joe Seanego could be set to join Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngconga at the same Belgian club next season.

Seanego, who owns popular ABC Motsepe League side Baberwa, is the man responsible for extending many careers of former PSL stars such as Lerato Chabangu and Luvuyo Nomandela.

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He has now been offered the position of chairman at Belgian second division club KSV Roeselare, who recently claimed the signing of Ngconga for next season.

"All along I was trying to keep this to myself but now I can see it's out there. It's about two months now," Seanego tells

"These people, they've done big research. As you know people they sometimes research where they can invest their money. Leadership you don't force, you must be chosen."

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Asked if he has accepted the European club's offer, Seanego admits he is considering it.

"They said I should come for a week and then assess but the way they are saying, they are not even asking me, they want me that side," he says.

"Because I told them about my business I'm doing this side they said they will help me in terms of businesses also. They checked the history of Baberwa, they said this team was very small but the way it received good publicity and the way it was managed [was good].

"Remember, these people they are on transformation so they need somebody who's going to transform their team. They've got investors from China, Portugal and the surrounding areas that side.

"But I believe there is somebody in South Africa who gave them that information, because this guy has been trying to recruit me for long."

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Seanego has assured fans of Baberwa that whatever happens, the club will continue to operate.

"Baberwa is always going to exist, even though we don't know when the ABC is going to start playing. So we don't know, we just have to look or maybe go back and work hard and maybe look for a status in future," he explains.

"You can take a break from amateur level football, maybe two years, get the money, get the status for NFD with a proper plan. But even though we can sell the status of Baberwa for now, and go back and restructure, work behind the doors maybe for two years, when we come back we buy the status."

However, there remains something strange about Roeselare as even sources at Sundowns and Ngconga's representatives are not giving the reports the time of day.

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"I'm doing research, I don't know anything about this team," Seanego says. "They sent me their links, they sent me their Facebook whatever. I don't know anything basically about them, hence they say I must come that side.

"I believe they want to build a stadium also that side because they've been asking if I know contractors from this side.

"Look, the opportunity when it comes you must go and assess. But I don't know, maybe I will go that side. Remember, this thing is a calling, it's not something whether I like it or not.

"Because normally the overseas teams they can't just recruit a chairman. Maybe when I come back I will be the chairman of another team or something."

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