Koketso Ramorei
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31 Jul 2015
4:04 pm

Igesund – Why I released Bhengu at Swallows

Koketso Ramorei

SuperSport United coach Gordon Igesund conceded that he remembers Phumelele Bhengu while he was at Moroka Swallows but he never saw a striker in him.

Phumelele Bhengu of Supersport United (Chris Ricco/BackpagePix)

Bhengu, who was at Moroka Swallows before moving to the now defunct Bay United following by a stint at Chippa United, scored 22 league goals for Thanda Zulu Royal and the season as National First Division top goal score.

The 25-year-old was part of the new players Matsatsantsa a Pitori paraded this week in Randburg.

He joins the likes of Jeremy Brockie, Kingston Nkhatha, Bradley Grobler and Dove Wome that will lead United’s attack into the new season.

Igesund is ecstatic that he will be working with Bhengu again.

“Ace Bhengu originally was a big disappointment to me,” said Igesund, “when I first joined Moroka Swallows, Ace Bhengu was there. I didn’t know the player that time and he was playing right-back.

“And when I cleared the squad I said, this is not a right back, let him go. No one said he was a striker and I didn’t know he was a striker and he never said he was a striker.

“When he left us and started playing upfront, I could see what he can do, I said that time he should have stayed on.

“But I am happy to have him back.”

Meanwhile, Igesund said that he will be one of the coaches gunning for the Absa Premiership next season.

“We are going to be one of those teams challenging for the championship next season,” declared Igesund.