Baroka new boy resigns from teaching

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Ntswane signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Baroka this week and made his debut during their 1-0 defeat to Golden Arrows in Polokwane on Wednesday.

Despite being on the losing side, the former University of Pretoria student gave a good account of himself with his aerial presence both in defence and attack during set-pieces.

Ntswane has since resigned from his post as a teacher at Ipontshe Primary School in Tembisa to take up his new profession as a footballer.

"To be honest I had already resigned from playing soccer to concentrate on my career as a teacher, but TUT invited me to come play for them in the SAB League. That's where coach Bushy Moloi saw me that I still play football and I was invited for trials at Baroka," Ntshwane tells

The 26-year-old defender, who also guided University of Pretoria to the Varsity Football finals as captain a few years ago, holds Honours in Education Management and Law Policy.

"I always wanted to go study at a university so that I could follow on something if things don't work out in football. Everything has just happened at the right time when I have finished my studies and now I am getting a chance to follow my dream in soccer," he explains.

"It's important for players to go to school so that when their career is over they can still rely on something for income. I am grateful to Baroka for the opportunity and now is my chance to show what I can do on the field of play."