LIKUENA winger, Tumelo Khutlang is looking forward to a new chapter of his career after recently joining the DSTV Premier League side Swallows FC, on a two-year contract.
Aug. 11, 2021
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Khutlang speaks on Swallows venture
Winger, Tumelo Khutlang (in white outfit) doing national service for Likuena
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Khutlang moves to the Dube Birds after a three-year stay in Limpopo, where he was playing for the relegated Black Leopards.
The left footed attacking midfielder revealed that his agent worked round the clock to secure him a new home less than a week after parting ways with Leopards.
“I’m delighted with the move to Swallows. I have signed a two-year-contract with the club, with an option for another year,” Khutlang said.
“I went back to Leopards for pre-season because I was still contracted to the club though there were still a lot of things pending following their relegation from the Premier League.
“A few days after reporting for pre-season, I was summoned to a meeting where the club told me about having to take a salary cut, which I was not prepared for, and, in the end, we both agreed to part ways.”
The Lesotho international said he will always be grateful to Leopards for giving him the opportunity to play professional football in South Africa, having registered 35 appearances and five goals in all competitions since joining the club in 2018.
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“I want to thank the club for giving me the opportunity to play professional football in South Africa especially coach Joel Masutha, as he was the one in charge of the team when they signed me. The leadership of the club, technical team and the players have all been behind me since I joined the club,” the winger said.
“It was not easy because at one stage I was not registered with the club. My family, friends and manager have been behind me through the bad and good times. The Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) always believed in my abilities even when I was not playing and I was still getting call ups for Likuena,” he said.
The article was supplied by the LeFA Information Office