Former Bantu Rovers striker sets sights on Europe

FORMER Bantu Rovers FC midfielder Bukhosi Sibanda is enjoying life with his South African National First Division (NFD) league outfit Ubuntu Cape Town FC and believes he has laid a good foundation for next season.

By Ronald Moyo

The former Tshintsha Guluva captain moved to Ubuntu Cape Town FC together with former team mate Obriel Chirinda in the second half of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) last year season.

In that season, Sibanda had established himself as one of the finest youngsters in the country, finding the back of the net ten times in seventeen outings for Bantu Rovers.

However, Sibanda who has scored two goals in fifteen appearances for his club is still convinced the move was good for his career.

“I think I needed to get out of the comfort zone and play away from home and experience new things. I think this was a very important move for my career.

“At first it was hard because it was a new experience for me. When I came here I was coming from a different league, different style of football so it was hard, especially first half of the season.

“But I worked hard now I can say I found a home. I am now into the NFD system, Ubuntu Cape Town FC type of play” said Sibanda.

For his extraordinary exploits for his boyhood club in the first half of the 2017 PSL season, Sibanda attracted a lot of interests from many top teams in the domestic league.

His move to an NFD side was received differently by football fandom across the country, with some arguing that the move will

The 21-year-old Sibanda, who controversially missed out in the 2017 PSL calendar said his goal is to continue getting better, predicting better fortunes for himself and his club next season.

He also said like any other young player, he dreams of going to Europe.

“Going to Europe is a dream for every young player. Even some old players dream of going to Europe. But I know that I have to work hard to make it to those leagues,” he added.