”I would love to play in the PSL again”: Shitembi

RUSTENBURG: Namibia international midfielder Petrus Shitembi is still hopeful of plying his trade in the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) during the 2015/16 season.

The 22-year-old left-footed midfielder who signed for Amazulu from University of Pretoria (Ama Tuks) in the 2014/15 summer window was farmed out to Ghana on a loan spell due to AmaZulu filling up their foreign quota for the South African season.

Shitembi who was in Ghana featuring on loan spell with AshantiGold (The Miners) for the first round of the 2014/15 Ghana Premier League season.

On his return to South Africa his side Amazulu were relegated to the South Africa’s National First Division Football for the 2015/16 Season.

Speaking to Nampa Shitembi said he is still contracted to Amazulu and they have not yet set to decide on his future with the club.

“At the moment I still have a season to go with Amazulu despite them being relegated to the First Division next season, it is really sad to come back from Ghana to find that the team will be in the lower league next season, but they are my parent club and I am still waiting to hear what they have to say about my future. If they return my services that will all depend on them,” he said.

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

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

He added that it is every players dream to play in the elite league and the PSL is still a league that he wish he could become a regular in.

“As a person I would personally love to stay in the Premier League because it is more competitive, but it is all tricky now as I am still contracted to Amazulu, I will now wait and hear from them after the Cosafa cup then I will take everything from there,” emphasized the player.

The midfielder said he enjoyed his stay in Ghana but Southern African Football is always faster than football in West Africa.

“In terms of football South African and Ghanaian football are pretty much all the same, but in Southern Africa football is much faster while in Ghana their football is also up there but as a footballer I would prefer to play in South Africa because they have better training facilities then in Ghana. All footballer always wish to have the best to improve their own career,” stated Shitembi.

RUSTENBURG; Namibian international midfielder Petrus Shitembi is hopeful to ply his trade in the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) again during the 2015/16 season.

The 22-year-old left-footed midfielder signed for Amazulu Football Club from University of Pretoria (Ama Tuks) in the 2014/15 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 2014/15 Ghana Premier League season.

On his return to South Africa, his side Amazulu were relegated from the PSL in their 2014/15 season to the South African National First Division Football for the 2015/16 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 2015/16 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 advice 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: NAMPA