Lebese renews contract with American club

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The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC have announced that the club has re-signed George Lebese, pending league and federation approval.

“I’m very excited for yet another opportunity with the Switchbacks,” said Lebese.

“A great challenge lies ahead for the 2021 season with a wonderful stadium downtown. I’m looking forward to working hard with the group and making the fans proud.”

Lebese was an integral part of the Switchbacks in 2020 as he appeared in all 16 games, starting 14 of them.

He recorded two goals and an assist in his first season in Colorado Springs.

“George meant a lot to the club this year. While he had some big moments on the field, he also brought tremendous value to the locker room,” said Switchbacks Soccer General Manager, Brian Crookham.

“Retaining him allows us to build around his experience as we put the finishing touches on a roster that we believe will fight for a playoff spot from day one.”

Name: George Lebese
Pronunciation: Lee-be-See
Position: Winger
Height: 5′ 8″
Weight: 148 lbs.
Date of Birth: February 3, 1989
Age: 31
Hometown: Mamelodi, South Africa

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa 

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