Absa Premiership

Sangweni: 'I just want to play football again'

2020-05-12 11:04
Thamsanqa Sangweni (Gallo Images)

Thamsanqa Sangweni is eager for a return to football having been without a club since leaving Maritzburg United last year.

The 30-year-old midfielder has played for a host of clubs during his career, including AmaZulu, Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and Richards Bay, while also spending time on loan with Ajax Cape Town and Chippa United.

He left the Team of Choice in December but still holds out hope of making an Absa Premiership comeback.

Sangweni told the Sowetan: "During the lockdown I am training by myself at home. I do all these tough exercises like hiking the mountains, hitting the road and lifting tyres.

"I am preparing myself. I'll be ready because I have been going hard at the gym. I'm in a great mental space. I just want to play football again. People haven't seen the real Thami and I promise the best is yet to come."

He added: "I was not expecting to leave Maritzburg but I accepted it. There was nothing sinister, they just called me to the office and told me I was no longer in their plans.

"I then asked for my clearance, and here I am today.

"During my time at Sundowns I had too many personal and family challenges, so I could not focus.

"At Pirates injuries played a big role in me not playing regularly. Now I am matured, coming home to KZN to be closer to my family helped me solve my problems of which I can't reveal publicly."

- TEAMtalk media


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