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Shongwe's Bucs move halted by Bibo ban - report

2016-12-28 19:30
Jabulani Shongwe (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits midfielder Jabulani Shongwe reportedly lost the chance to sign for Orlando Pirates after former Bucs midfielder Thandani 'Bibo' Ntshumayelo was banned from football.

According to Soccer Laduma, Ntshumayelo was to be used as part of a deal that would see Shongwe swap the Clever Boys for the Sea Robbers, with Bibo joining coach Gavin Hunt's outfit.

However, the player was convicted of using cocaine by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport, and subsequently received a four-year ban from football.

The 26-year-old later had his contracted terminated by Pirates and he is now out of football until his sentence is served.

Nonetheless, Shongwe seemingly lost the chance to join Bucs due to Ntshumayelo's conviction.

The publication claim that that the Augusto Palacios-coached outfit may try to revive a new deal for the player who is firmly out of favour in Johannesburg.

"Jabu was supposed to have moved to Pirates, but then the thing with Ntshumayelo came up. It messed up the proposed deal and the deal was called off," a source said.

"That's what happened. It was supposed to be a swap deal for Jabu and Ntshumayelo. The player is now focused on his game."

The 26-year-old has made no appearances for the Clever Boys in 2016/17 and it seems a move away from Wits may be the best option to take in terms of resurrecting his career.

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