Namibian star joins Malaysia side Terengganu


Namibia attacking midfielder Petrus Shitembi has penned a one-year deal with Malaysian Super League giants Terengganu from Sabah.

The club confirmed that Shitembi, who has played more than 65 international matches for Namibia will wear jersey number 19.

The 28-year-old said he had received several offers from Malaysia and Africa, but felt that joining Terengganu was the right choice.

“I moved because of the club’s ambition, and obviously as a footballer, I too have personal ambitions and one of them is to compete at the very top level,” said Shitembi.

“Terengganu had an amazing squad who did well last season. They lost some key players after the season ended but still have a crop of really talented youngsters. And the technical team know how to blend them with the more experienced players.

“Nafuzi (Zain) is a good coach. From what I’ve seen, they are always strong contenders for the league title.

“They finished third this season, and with a place in the AFC Cup, we will definitely be going into the new next year with determination,” added the Namibian star.

While he is ready to start his new journey, Shitembi has not forgotten about his time in Sabah.

“Where do I start, man! My time there was one of the amazing memories of my career. I just want to say how grateful I am to them, firstly for the opportunity they gave me,” said Shitembi.

“I’m where I’m now because of them, I’m truly thankful to them. I can only wish them the very best for the new season.”

Shitembi also played for Premier Soccer League (PSL) sides, AmaZulu, AmaTuks, and Stellenbosch during his time in South Africa.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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