Ligendza signs new Cardiff deal


Siyabonga Ligendza has signed a contract extension at Cardiff City.

The striker revealed to this publication that the Welsh club have offered him a two-year extension on his initial one-year deal.

Earlier this year, Ligendza was given his first professional contract by his boyhood club whom he joined when he was just eight years old.

Having scored over 40 goals for the club’s youth teams over the past three seasons, the 17-year-old is touted for a very bright future at Cardiff City Stadium.

“I signed a two-year extension on my initial one-year deal. There were certain targets that were put for me to reach at the end of the season and when the season concluded last week, I got a new deal.

“The news came as I was preparing to come to South Africa to visit my family and sort out my paperwork for the upcoming U23 camp. I’m very pleased to have impressed at Cardiff, I’ve been there for years so I’m pleased.”

On Thursday morning, the forward landed in South Africa as he gears up to join the U23 national team camp scheduled to begin later this month. Coach David Notoane named Ligendza on his preliminary Olympic squad and he is raring to go.

“It would be lovely to make the final squad for the Olympics, I’m ecstatic to be finally home and I’m looking forward to showing everybody what I’ve got.”

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