The former Bloemfontein Celtic and Jomo Cosmos hard-man has been the anchor in the Dube Birds midfield for three seasons now, winning the fans over with his industrious style of play and never-say-die attitude.
With his current contract coming to an end in June, Tsutsulupa would have been a welcome edition to most teams in the PSL, but instead he elected to remain faithful to Swallows.
“Things changed for me when I joined Swallows – it was here that I became a first team regular and made a name for myself. There would be no point in me starting at a new club afresh. I think continuity is important in my career now,” the Ladybrand-born midfielder tells Kick Off.com.
“I am trying to help build both my own and Swallows’ brand. I want my name to be synonymous with The Birds and by staying with the club I hope to achieve this,” he adds.
While Goodman Mazibuko’s conversion to a centre-back this season has helped Tsutsulupa to hold down a regular place in Ian Gorowa’s team, he says that he is inspired by the more-experienced Mazibuko.
“When I first started out at Celtic, Goodman was already established at Free State Stars. He has always been a hard worker by nature and I have learnt a lot from him,” says the 27-year-old.