KwaSwayimane-born Bhengu back in PSL

2015-06-25 06:00
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NFD top goal scorer of the season, Phumelele Bhengu (right) of Thanda Royal Zulu during the PSL awards on 17 May at Sandton Convention Centre.

PHOTO: BackpagePix NFD top goal scorer of the season, Phumelele Bhengu (right) of Thanda Royal Zulu during the PSL awards on 17 May at Sandton Convention Centre.

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FORMER Royal Coastal player Phumelele “Ace” Bhengu from Kwa-Swayimane under uMshwathi Municipality­ is back in the PSL with a bang.

Bhengu, who campaigned in the National First Division (NFD) with Thanda Royal Zulu last season and became the highest goal scorer after netting 22 times, is an official SuperSport United player.

His outstanding performance won him the NFD Golden Boot Award.

The Pretoria-based outfit scooped Bhengu in a three-year deal after beating other PSL giants­ for his signature.

This week the player told Echo that he was excited to be back in the “big league” after battling in the lower ranks.

“I am very excited and looking forward to wearing SuperSport United colours and contribute positively to the team.”

The former South African U23 (AmaGlug-Glug) striker says his life was difficult at the lower division, especially after he left Moroka Swallows­. “After falling out of favour at the Swallows camp, I really battled to settle down or find another home in the PSL ranks. My career and personal life took a dive. All my followers, so- called close friends and even my social buddies deserted me. “Others even spoke behind my back predicting that my soccer career was over. I thank my family, the man above, the Almighty God, my ancestors and my former team in the NFD, Thanda Royal Zulu, for giving me another chance. I feel humbled, honoured, great and over the moon.” Bhengu appeals to PSL clubs and scouts not to overlook the KwaSwayimane area because there is a lot of talent and skilful, but unknown players there

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