Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
3 minute read
5 Jun 2022
8:52 am

Itumeleng Sekwale – from footballer to successful businessman

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

'I didn’t care about what people were going to think - what I knew is that I just needed to make some money,' said the former Swallows and SuperSport man.

Itumeleng Sekwale in his playing days at Moroka Swallows. Picture: Duif Du Toit/Gallo Images.

Many athletes tend to struggle with the transition from earning big cheques to having to work a regular 9-5 job, and end up being unable to make ends meet after the fall of their careers. ALSO READ: More job seekers after Sekhukhune release players Fortunately, that wasn’t the case for former South Africa junior national team player Itumeleng Sekwale, who has played for SuperSport United, Jomo Cosmos, Moroka Swallows and Thanda Royal Zulu, and who also had a brief stint in Cyprus for Chitikaya. It was back in 2007 that Sekwale was forced to retire due to a knee injury...