Saturday 2021-10-16





SOCCER - MILLING Hotspurs are on the verge of signing former Supersport United and Amazulu midfielder Sikhumbuzo Mazibuko ahead of the 2021/22 season. The former South Africa national Under-20 player is expected to arrive in the country tomorrow to start training with the Fairview-based side under the guidance of veteran mentor Zenzele ‘Ace’ Dlamini.

Mazibuko could be the second international player at the club after Ghanaian anchor-man David Agudze, who is also part of the youthful side. Milling Director Sabelo Mavimbela confirmed the news when reached for comment yesterday. “We are expecting a South African player to join us before the end of the week for assessment.

We will take a decision after the recommendation from the technical bench,” he said. Hotspurs recently enlisted the services of two experienced defenders in Sihle Mkhonta and Jose Machado. This was after the club roped astute mentor ‘Ace’, who will be working alongside Xolani Sigudla. The hub outfit is now under the leadership of the youngest director in the Premier League in 27-year-old Sabelo Mavimbela, who is also a businessman.

Mavimbela recently took over the reins from Irvin Munroe, on a one-year renewable contract. Meanwhile, the team’s new look management committee comprises of two seasoned administrators in former Red Lions official Mbuso Shongwe and national Under-20 Manager Vusi Hall. The team will open the new MTN Premier League campaign with a match against Correctional Services side Green Mamba on the weekend of October 23.

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