By Sibusiso Masilela | 2019-06-13
SOCCER – CAPITAL city giants Mbabane Swallows have reportedly snatched Manzini Wande-rers’ target Kingu Pemba.
The DR Congo and former Manzini Sundowns defender is said to have signed a one-year renewable contract with the red and white glamour side despite recently attracting interest from the ‘Weslians’.
A source close to the matter revealed that the deal between the two parties has been finalised.
“Swallows have signed the player and he has agreed personal terms offered by the club as he is already residing at the Swallows club house.
“He will soon start training with the team when they begin their pre-season camp at the end of the month.”
The source said the player was happy with the deal.
“I was speaking to the player yesterday, and he is really happy with the Swallows deal. He just sounded so exciting to be joining a big team like Mbabane Swallows.”
The source said both parties were happy with the negotiations.
Swallows Public Relations Officer (PRO) Jackson Dlamini did not agree nor deny the matter when reached for comment yesterday.
“I haven’t got a formal briefing from my superiors regarding any new signing in the team, therefore, it would be folly for me to say anything until receive a formal statement,” he said.
Dlamini, however, did say they had already identified the players they wanted and those who would be leaving the team.
“We have compiled a list of the players we want and those to leave the team. It’s only that we have to meet with the team boss, Princess Lungile, first before we can reveal the names of the players. We should have done that this week, but we were disturbed by other issues.”
Meanwhile, Pemba has been one of the reaches performers for Sundowns over the past three seasons under the guidance of several coaches, including Godfrey Tamerepi, Darlington Dodo and Ernest Mavuso.
He is expected to link-up to his countryman Glody Lilepo, who is still in the books of Swallows.
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