”I Would Love to Play in the PSL Again” – Shitembi

Namibian international midfielder Petrus Shitembi is hopeful to ply his trade in the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) again during the 201516 season.

The 22-year-old left-footed midfielder signed for Amazulu Football Club from University of Pretoria (Ama Tuks) in the 201415 season, but was loaned to Ghana’s AshantiGold (The Miners) for a while due to AmaZulu having filled up its quota of foreign players for the season.

Shitembi was at AshantiGold for the first round of the 201415 Ghana Premier League season.

On his return to South Africa, his side Amazulu were relegated from the PSL in their 201415 season to the South African National First Division Football for the 201516 season.

Speaking to Nampa here on Thursday, Shitembi said he is still contracted to Amazulu and has not yet decided on his future with the club.

“I still have a season to go with Amazulu. It is really sad to come back from Ghana to find Amazulu relegated to the lower league for the 201516 season, but they are my parent club and I am still waiting to hear what they have to say about my future.

“If they will retain my services – well, that will all depend on them,” he said.

The player added that he is open to offers or aice with regards to his football career.

“You know as players we have dreams and ambitions, and I don’t want to belittle my club at the moment but if someone comes to me with a better offer I am willing to listen, but it also depends on what my club will say,” stated Shitembi.

He added that it is every player’s dream to play in the elite league and the PSL is where he wishes to play regularly.

“As a person I would personally love to play in the Premier League because it is more competitive. I will now wait and hear from Amazulu after the Cosafa Cup and take everything (future plans) from there,” he emphasized.

The midfielder said he enjoyed his stay in Ghana, and noted that southern African football is faster than football in West Africa.

“As a footballer, I would prefer to play in South Africa because it has better training facilities than Ghana. All footballers always wish to have the best to improve their own careers,” stated Shitembi.

The Namibian will join Amazulu for pre-season training in mid-June.

At the Cosafa Cup being held here, he performed well and made the starting 11 players in all matches for his country played thus far.


Source : The Namibian