Lebese: I wasn’t asking for a return [to Chiefs], I’m happy at Switchbacks FC


“The truth is I’m gonna keep attaching myself to a team that gave me a big break because of the love,” these are the words of George Lebese who grew up at Kaizer Chiefs and enjoyed great deal of success winning every domestic trophy on offer with ‘The Glamour Boys’ including two League titles.

“But the big problem is I made a decision that was not okay for the team at that time, but the support and love I still get from the fans is for life,” said Lebese, who cut ties with Chiefs in 2017 almost a decade after making his debut as a 19-year-old.

Asked if he would consider rejoining Chiefs when the opportunity, Lebese said: “I am happy I got the opportunity, forever grateful.”

I am a fan [of ‘Amakhosi’] but I’m happy at Switchbacks FC. I wasn’t asking for a return, I thank Chiefs for the opportunity but I’m Switchbacks happily now.”

Lebese was at some point in his career at Chiefs a fan-favourite but started seeing less game time in the 2016-17 season following his return from a back injury. He made over 170 appearances in Chiefs colours, scoring 25 goals and providing 22 assists.

The 31-year left ‘Amakhosi’ to join Mamelodi Sundowns after he had received an offer he could not refuse.

However, his career deteriorated even further at the star-studded Sundowns team under Pitso Mosiamne. Lebese only played a handful of games before he was sent out on loan to SuperSport United where he only managed to make seven League appearances.

The Tshwane giants released the left-winger from his contract ahead of the 2019/20 season and now he has been given an opportunity to revive his career in America with USL Championship side Colorado Springs Switchbacks

The Mamelodi-born midfielder went on to urge fans to stay at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“As this coronavirus has abruptly taken the world by drastic storm. We need to always remember that there is no light without darkness. What lies ahead of us now is the decisions we make today.

“So, guys please let’s make the right decision and stay at home. This too shall pass,” concluded Lebese.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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