Shibane joins Olhanense


SA youngster Sibusiso Shibane has joined Portuguese third division run away log leaders club Olhanense.

This after the striker was recruited by the ambitious club to bolster their squad towards the end of the season. caught up with the bulky 20-year-old to find out how he feels about his new home.

“I’m really happy about the move I made because I’m sure any young player would have done the same thing because we all want to play regular first team football and the level is going up now no more playing U23 or B team football,” Shibane said.

“I’m playing with older players now I’m sure I’m the third young player in the squad so it’s good for me and my development so I want to get more game time, get the goals and win the league and move to second division next season. We are still on top with 39 points at the moment with 16 games played which is halfway through the season so we are on course to make it as things stand.”

Asked about how the move came about and what was his motivation the Mtubatuba-born, KwaZulu Natal, striker replied, “The coach who is coaching us was at Victoria Setúbal where I played before I moved to Portimomense so he likes me a lot and was the main reason I was convinced to come join the club.”

Considering that he is still young he also shared what he thinks his playing chances will be at the club with the current strikers doing well.

“The team only has two strikers and I’m the third one both of the other two strikers are aged 26 and 25 respectively so my chances of playing regularly are very high considering my age.

“I’m very happy with the team because everyone has been contributing to goals so there is not too much pressure on the strikers its always a team effort .” will be keeping tabs on the developments in Shibane’s new home hopefully things go very well for the striker.

By Prince Sobayeni

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