Sweswe extend Wits contract

Former Zimbabwe national team central defender, Thomas Sweswe, vowed to end his playing career at Bidvest Wits University, where he recently signed a new two-year contract with an option of renewal. So the stay could be longer for the tough Zimbabwean defender, who has also previously starred for Highlanders, Dynamos and reigning ABSA Premiership champions, Kaizer Chiefs.

Sweswe
Sweswe

“I played my best football ever last season, which helped us finish the league at a very respectable position,” said the former Warriors central defender. “I have really enjoyed my career in South Africa, where the atmosphere is always electrifying. We also play as a big family here and that has made me really enjoy my game. I would really love to finish my game with this club because I have no doubt that I will keep enjoying myself.

“We have a new coach, Gavin Hunt, who has huge experience in the PSL, where he has won three championships with SuperSport United and it will be up to us to show him that we have the qualities and experience he needs to win the league.”

Working under a new coach will not be a problem for the talented defender.

“I have worked under many coaches with different approaches to the game and I know exactly what we need to keep fighting and not lose focus to impress him and make headway in our assault for the league title. We are all well-motivated and ready to prove that we are ready for the challenge ahead. My personal aim now is to win the league for the new coach,” added Sweswe.

Despite the stiff competition in the team, the rock-solid defender was hopeful of remaining in the starting line-up, something he has done in all the big clubs he has played for in the past.

Sweswe joined the Johannesburg-based side with countryman and former Chiefs teammate, Tinashe Nengomasha last season. Their arrival saw Wits break with the tradition of fighting relegation every second half of the season, to end in fourth position.

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