Thuma set to come out of retirement at BDF Xl
Former BDF Xl and Zebras defender Mompati Thuma could make a shock return to league action for Matebele with ongoing negotiations to lure the player to come out of retirement at an advanced stage.
Thuma who retired from international football in 2013 to focus on club football was frozen out for some time at BDF Xl after the injury he picked up in the World cup qualifier against South Africa but was to resurface after the arrival of former gaffer Letang Kgengwenyane who later on went on to relinquish the coaching position.
Beston Chambesi’s side are now a point adrift of Rollers on second position on the league standings, the likely addition of Thuma will surely boost their chances of winning the targeted Mascom Top 8 cup and second place finish in the Premiership.
Gazette Sport caught up with BDF Xl Public Relations Officer Thusang Jacob who confirmed to this publication about the likely return of Apache at Matebele going in to the January transfer period.
“Thuma has been training with our first team. Our team is a relatively inexperienced squad, his input to the club has been useful. When he announced his retirement last season we sat down with him and talked about how he could be drafted into the technical team in the near future having been a long serving player for us,” he said.
Jacob further pointed out how the technical team has been amazingly pleased with Thuma’s fitness considering the fact that he has not been in competitive action for a very long time.
“Surprisingly when you look at him now he is even more agile than some of our young players in the training sessions we have had with him. We have brought in new players and we feel all our young players need guidance and time to gel, that is why the club has been in talks to lure him back to the team,” he concluded