Swallows Turn Down Ex-Kaizer Chiefs Star George Lebese.
Swallows FC have declined to sign ex-Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United star George Lebese.
Skilful 32-year-old left wing Lebese last played for the Colorado Swings Switchbacks in America’s second-tier USL Championship.
His career at the US club, where he moved after a frustrating period struggling for game time at Mamelodi Sundowns, was cut short after a year and three months due to travel restrictions regarding Covid-19.
Without a club since March 2020, Lebese had been training with Swallows, hoping to make a return to the Premiership at the ambitious Birds.
However the winger’s name was not among a squad of 32 announced by Swallows on Tuesday.
Truter was asked in Wednesday morning’s press conference before Swallows’ MTN8 quarterfinal against Orlando Pirates on Saturday why Lebese did not get the nod.
He said Lebese is a top quality player but his style of play and what he can bring to the table didn’t really fit the Swallows way.