It’s been a good couple of months for South African midfielder Sphephelo Sithole who has seen himself being promoted to the first team of SAD Belenenses and even making the bench a couple of times already in the 2019/20 season as he edges closer to his first team debut in the Portuguese top tier.
Now the 21-year-old has revealed to FARPost that he has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the Portuguese club until 2024.
“Yes I signed a new contract which will keep me at the club for another three years on top of my initial two-year-deal that I signed when I moved here in January 2019 so yeah it’s all good,” said Sithole.
“It’s good because it shows the confidence the club has in my abilities because I was offered the extension after my impressive displays with the U23s this season so I’m happy that they see me as a long-term solution,” he continued.
Ultimately the player’s contract is now a 5-year-deal when you include his initial deal which is good because long-term contracts offer players stability and confidence.
Sithole will hope to make his senior bow next season in the Portuguese Primeira Liga as he enters the most important phase in his career, playing first team football.
FARPost, as always, will be keeping close tabs on the progress of the 21-year-old anchor from Ulundi, KwaZulu Natal.
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