Absa Premiership

Bucs legend dedicates himself to the church

2017-10-13 14:13
Siyabonga Sangweni (Gall0 Images)

Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates defender Siyabonga Sangweni plans to use his position as a church deacon to 'speak to the youth'.

The KZN-born Sangweni, 36, spent five successful years at Orlando Pirates after joining from Golden Arrows in 2011.

The Bafana-capped central defender won every domestic trophy on offer and was also a runner-up in the 2013 CAF Champions League final as well as the 2015 CAF Confederation Cup with the Buccaneers.

Having retired from football last year, the former Pirates captain has found a new calling which he is passionate about.

"I have just been appointed as a deacon at the Church of God and Saints of Christ. I have always been a member of the church," he told Isolezwe.

"However, I couldn't commit myself fully because football took up most of my time. Now that I am retired, I have dedicated my life to church to speak to the youth and encourage them."

Sangweni's younger brother, Thamsanqa, is also an Orlando Pirates player after arriving from Chippa United ahead of the season.

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