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Ntsako Makhubela signs for new DStv Premiership club

FARPost has established that the former Moroka Swallows attacking midfielder Ntsako Makhubela has signed for a new DStv Premiership club after almost three months as a free agent.

The 30-year-old became clubless after parting ways with the Dube Birds in January.

He was among several players who were released by the Soweto-based outfit after disciplinary action was taken in response to the players’ strike.

The playmaker featured regularly at Swallows in the first round, amassing 13 league appearances, scoring one goal and providing one assist.

Following his Swallows’ exit, Makhubela was assessed by KwaZulu-Natal giants AmaZulu FC

His assessment at the Durban-based club began in February, and Usuthu coach Pablo Franco Martin was seemingly impressed with the player but stated it would depend on the club’s management to keep him.

Three weeks ago, this website reported that the Sandile Zungu-owned club decided against signing the former Orlando Pirates man.

Ntsako Makhubela signs for new DStv Premiership club
Ntsako Makhubela – Picture courtesy of Moroka Swallows


According to a source, Makhubela has now inked a short-term deal with the KZN club Richards Bay FC.

The club brought him to assist them in attack amid their struggles as they are in the relegation zone in the top-flight.

It is understood the player has been training with the Zululand side since last week. He signed the contract this week, and the club is looking to use him soon.

Makhubela was last in action, playing 90 minutes when Swallows drew 0-0 with Royal AM in a league outing in December last year.

He’s the second experienced player to be signed by Richards Bay this year after Tercious Malepe following his departure from AmaZulu FC in January.

Malepe also put pen to paper on a short-term deal that will run out at the end of the season.

Makhubela could make his debut in the KZN derby against his former club, Golden Arrows, on Saturday, 30 March. The match takes place at Mpumalanga Stadium at 3:30 pm.

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