Myeni reveals how chairman Thobela convinced him to join TS Sporting


Sfiso Myeni has revealed how he ended up joining the GladAfrica Championship side TS Sporting during the January transfer window.

This was after spending two years in search of a club in the top-flight since parting ways with Bidvest Wits back in 2018 despite his impressive curriculum vitae (CV), experience and talent.

“It was a call from goalkeeper coach Mayoyo and I was not sure on the move until chairman Slungu Thobela called me,” said Myeni.

“He [Thobela] spoke to me like a father and convinced me to join the team. I think also being active at Kasi Tournament [The Walter Sisulu Discovery Soccer Challenge – 2019] helped,” added Myeni.

The 31-year-old is one of the most talented midfielders to have emerged from South Africa, having played for the likes of Orlando Pirates, Bidvest Wits and SuperSport United.

The former Wits midfielder went on to state that he is grateful to the Sporting management for the opportunity to play football again.

“The club was very welcoming, and it was so good because you know it’s difficult moving from teams to teams with different environments, but it was good here. The team was doing well, we nearly qualified for the Nedbank Cup semifinal.

“As for this pandemic year, I think it’s just mental strength and the mind set because it’s a different situation but I take it like what I have faced the past years with no football but being strong mentally is very key for me,” he said.

Meanwhile, according to the Soweto-born player, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) should put the interests of the players and health first while looking for ways to complete the season that has been halted by the deadly coronavirus.

“We are facing a huge challenge in the world with Covid-19 so I think we should put life first.But finish the League and also try to play like how MDC was playing, festival style from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,” – Myeni. Picture courtesy of TS Sporting.

“All games played in one area while teams are in camps like your pre-season type and have testing with proper hygiene,” said Myeni.

Myeni’s message to other player, more especially youngsters:

“All I can say is they must keep on believing in their dreams and never give up on them and they must always stay focus keep working hard and they must take this situation turn it into a positive. I believe something good will come out in this crisis we all are facing as a country.”

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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