Swallows boss explains Bibo lifeline


Swallows chairman David Mogashoa has opened up on the club's decision to sign former Orlando Pirates midfielder Thandanani Ntshumayelo.

Ntshumayelo will officially be back playing professional football again next season after putting pen to paper on a long-awaited deal with Swallows.

'Bibo', as he is affectionately known, joined the Dube Birds in training at the beginning of the year and has impressed the club enough to earn a one-year deal.

Mogashoe has explained that the player deserves another opportunity to resurrect his career following his four-year drug ban, which was reduced to two years on appeal in 2018.

"Bibo is a Swallows FC player now. He has signed a one-year deal," Mogashoa tells KickOff.com

"He deserves it. He has worked hard at training. At Swallows, we needed to give him another chance."

The 31-year-old had been without a club since last year, after a short stay with Baroka FC, where he made a 35-minute cameo appearance in the 2019/20 season. 

Ntshumayelo, who is a SuperSport United youth academy graduate, has endured difficulty in his hopes of picking up the pieces in his once budding career, which has seen him lift two league titles - one with Matsatsantsa in 2009/10 and another with Pirates in 2011/12.

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