Lebese must wait for his clearance


Lebese agreed to terms after impressing during trials last month but his acrimonious departure from KZN Vodacom League side Abaqulisi in early October has put the brakes on his move.

The former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates midfielder has since been forced to write a letter of apology to the Abaqulisi management in order to get his clearance.

“He wrote a letter of apology today to his previous club so that they could fax his clearance as he had a bitter separation with them. But even if we get the clearance, we will only be able to register him when the transfer window opens, meaning he will only be able to play for us next year,” says team manager Kingdom Motaung.

“But Thabang is still training with us and we value him very much as he has proved to be an inspiration to the youngsters even when he is not playing.”

Lebese, who last played in the professional ranks while still at Dynamos, left Abaqulisi under pretext. He told them that he was going to attend to family problems in Johannesburg and instead went to Garankuwa.

Abaqulisi had taken it upon themselves to offer Lebese a chance to revive his football career with them.

Lebese, a favourite during his time at Kaizer Chiefs, still has a contract with the KwaZulu Natal province Vodacom League side Abaqulisi whom he had also recently signed for.

Abaqulisi coach Abel ‘Chaklas’ Shongwe has expressed his disappointment with Lebese whom he claims to have rescued from all his problems.