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Kerr on Ntshumayelo: ‘He is hungry and keen’

Swallows coach Dylan Kerr believes midfielder Thandani Ntshumayelo has the right attitude to succeed and play consistently at the club.

It took Ntshumayelo eight months to make his Swallows debut in the 1-0 win over Sekhukhine at the weekend.

“I wasn’t scared to play him [Bibo]. His attitude and the way he’s been played a role in me playing him. I often say to the players, ‘you’re not playing, come and see me, and I will tell you why’ and Bibo comes every day and says, ‘coach, I am not in the squad’. He does that every single day,’’ said Kerr.

“He [Ntshumayelo] didn’t look rusty. His fitness level isn’t the same as everybody else’s, but now he’s got that chance to come back and make that position his own. He’s been through a lot of personal problems, and Swallows brought him back, giving him the opportunity. He’s been great in the dressing room; he’s been great on the training field.

Kerr added: “Fani may have said Grant may be the better option, but what I have seen from Bibo in training [made him to play the former Orlando Pirates star]. He’s hungry, he’s keen, and he showed that today. When he’s on the ball, he’s clever. He did his job, which he was asked to do.’’

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