Bhele Nomvethe joins Usuthu
AmaZulu have done some significant transfer business in the NFD January window, securing the services of former Bafana Bafana marksman Siyabonga ‘Bhele’ Nomvethe.
It will be a return home to Durban for one of South Africa’s most successful marksman, who began has career with African Wanderers, alongside the likes of Sibusiso Zuma and Phumlani Mkhize.
It was at his next club, Kaizer Chiefs, where Nomvethe really made his name, his goals making him a darling of the AmaKhosi faithful, while earning recognition at national team level and then a move to Serie A (Italy) side, Udinese.
He also played in Denmark, and had a brief spell at Orlando Pirates, before settling at Moroka Swallows, nearly helping the Birds to lift the Absa Premiership title under Gordon Igesund in 2010/ 2011 after he top scored in the league with an impressive 20 goals.
Nomvethe hit seven goals for Swallows last season and has three in the current campaign, the 38-year-old proving he still has plenty of life in his legs.
Usuthu, currently eight points off the play-off places, will be hoping the veteran can find the goals to help the club bounce back to the top flight.
The deal was concluded on Sunday evening.
“AmaZulu is happy to confirm that Bhele has arrived. More than half the season remains and his contribution will be immense,” said AmaZulu General Manager Lunga Sokhela.
“The 38 year old KwaMashu born striker has had a long and illustrious career in South African football and will be expected to hit the ground running to contribute towards the ambition of the club to gain promotion back to the elite league,” the club stated on their website.