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Ex-Swallows midfielder explains why he became a journeyman

Former Swallows and Chippa United star Tshwarelo Bereng has explained why he ended up becoming a journeyman in his career.

The Lesotho international said he did not stay for a long time at one club in South Africa because he always stood up for his rights.

The 32-year-old spoke to Lesotho’s Post newspaper when reflecting on his career that has seen him becoming a journeyman of some sort.

“Yes, I have had a lot of challenges and roadblocks,” he told the newspaper.

“There are still there to this day, but I have kept my feet on the ground to do what I know best.”


Tshwarelo Bereng said he believes standing up for his rights cost him opportunities at clubs in South Africa.

“It’s a pity those setbacks are just merely people hating one for standing up for what’s right,” he said.

“So, I wouldn’t consider my path difficult. I just refer to it as a path of truth that has many enemies.”

Tshwarelo Bereng, formerly with Chippa United
Tshwarelo Bereng, formerly with Chippa United

Tshwarelo Bereng added: “I just don’t agree on player exploitation and that has resulted in my career taking a detour to hardship, but that can’t stop me from what I know best.”

The Likuena midfielder Tshwarelo Bereng also spent his career at Chippa United, Black Leopards and TS Sporting.

Bereng has since said he is now enjoying his career at Mbabane Swallows in Eswatini’s MTN Premier League.


“I’m enjoying myself in Eswatini and my team has a very good chance of competing for the league title being in position five after nine games played thus far,” Bereng said.

“The goal is to help them qualify for the CAF Champions League because they came very close in the previous season.

“I think the league here is very competitive and improving in all aspects because it’s attracting a lot of foreign players. Local players are under pressure to perform.”

Bereng first arrived in South Africa in 2012 to join National First Division (NFD) United FC.

However, Bereng did not realise his full potential resulting in him changing many clubs in South Africa.

He was also on the books of Marumo Gallants and Moroka Swallows.

The midfielder signed for Mbabane Swallows at the start of the current season.

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