Khutlang speaks on Swallows adventure
Likuena winger Tumelo Khutlang is looking forward to a new chapter of his career after joining DSTV Premier League side Swallows FC on a two-year contract.
Khutlang moves to the Birds after a three-year stay in Limpopo, where he was playing for relegated Black Leopards.
The left footed attacking midfielder revealed that his agent worked around the clock to secure him a new home less than a week after parting ways with Leopards.
I’m delighted with the move to Swallows. I have signed with the club on a two-year-contract with an option for another year,” Khutlang said.
“I went back to Leopards for pre-season because I was still contracted to the club though there were still a lot of things pending following their relegation from the premier league.
“A few days after reporting for pre-season, I was summoned to a meeting where the club told me about having to take a salary cut, which I was not prepared to take and, in the end, the two parties agreed to part ways.”
The Lesotho international stated that he will always be grateful to Leopards for giving the opportunity to play professional football having registered 35 appearance and five goals in all competitions since joining the club in 2018.
“I want to thank the club for giving me the opportunity to play professional football in South Africa especially coach Joel Masutha, as he was the one in charge of the team when they signed me. The leadership of the club, technical team and the players have all been behind me since I joined the club,” the winger said.
“It was not easy because at one stage I was not registered with the club. My family, friends and manager have been behind me through the bad and good times. The Lesotho Football Association through the senior national always believed in my abilities even when I was not playing and I was still getting call ups for Likuena,” he said.