Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
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13 Nov 2020
11:15 am

Former Sundowns and Pirates star set to join Swaziland giants

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

“It is true that we have a couple of international players here, who are training with the team,” said Highlanders director Benson Dlamini, confirming they had invited players for trials.

Thamsanqa Sangweni (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

Swaziland Giants, Mbabane Highlanders, are assessing former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder, Thamsanqa Sangweni.

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The midfielder was last contracted to Maritzburg United before he was released by the side. The 31-year-old has struggled to make a notable impact at most of the big clubs he has played for and has now been handed his release papers.

Sangweni made a name for himself at AmaZulu and then attracted interest from big spenders, Sundowns, but he couldn’t command a regular starting berth with the Brazilians and was loaned out. He was later released from his contract with the Pretoria side.

His career appeared to be on the up again when he played for Chippa United, making a telling contribution in helping to keep the club in the top tier when they were ordinarily threatened with relegation. Then, having fallen out with assistant coach Rulani Mokwena, he moved to Pirates, a club his older brother, Siyabonga Sangweni, earned legendary status at.

Highlanders director, Benson Dlamini, confirmed the Swaziland club had a number of players from outside the country involved in their training groups.

Former AmaZulu centre-back Carlington Nyadombo, former Baroka player Mandisa Gadla and another former Tshakuma Tshamadzivhadila man Katlego Molomo, complete the list of players who are in Swaziland for trials.

The quartet will be assessed by the club’s head coach Dumisani ‘DU’ Makhanya during the international break, according to the Eswatini Observer.

“It is true we have a couple of international players here, who are currently training with the team. A decision over their future will be taken before the end of the weekend,” said the club director.

The Premier League of Eswatini allows each club to sign a maximum of four foreign players.

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