With preparations for the new season in full swing, strengthening the current squad has been the main priority for Sekhukhune United Football Club.
Babina Noko are delighted to announce the signings of the following players ahead of the 2021/22 season:
1. Defender, Cheslyn Jampies (31) from Baroka FC
2. Defender, Justice Chabalala (29) from Orlando Pirates
3. Midfielder, Blessing Sarupinda (22) from Caps United FC, Zimbabwe
4. Goalkeeper, Toaster Nsabata (28) from Zesco United, Zambia
5. Midfielder, Willard Katsande (35) from Kaizer Chiefs
Willard Katsande, the former Zimbabwean international joined Amakhosi in 2011 from Ajax Cape Town. After ten years with Chiefs, the midfielder holds the record of being the most capped foreign player after playing 326 official matches for Amakhosi.
Katsande was called up for the national duty to represent Zimbabwe as of 2010, after his successful run with aZimbabwean local team, Gunners. He was part of the national team that played for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign.
He also played in the CAF Championship League Finals for Kaizer Chiefs against Al Ahly on the 17th of July 2021.
Chabalala” Hosi ya Mina” from Giyani in Limpopo joined Orlando Pirates from Free State Stars in 2016, but has often been loaned out to Chippa United and Bloemfontein Celtic. He made 20 appearances in all competitions for “Phunya Sele Sele”.
Jampies was born in Cape Town. He started his senior career at Santos, before joining Jomo Cosmos at the beginning of the 2015/16 season. In July 2016, he joined Bloemfontein Celtic and parted ways with the club in November 2016. He signed with Richards Bay in October 2017 following a trial period at the club. He had a brief spell with Steenberg United FC and Uthongathi at GladAfrica Championship level. He was signed by aPSL side, Baroka FC in September 2020.
Sarupinda” Bhuleska” who is a graduate of Aces Youth Soccer Academy (AYSA) had an impressive outing during the COSAFA Cup 2021 tournament held in South Africa last month.
Nsabata from Chingola, in Zambia was part of the Zambian U-23 national team that reached the 2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations held in Senegal.
Katsande, Nsabata and Sarupinda started training with the team on Thursday (05th August 2021) while Jampies started training with the team on Monday (02nd August 2021)
Sekhukhune United Football Club would like to welcome Katsande, Chabalala, Nsabata, Sarupinda and Jampies to Babina Noko family.