Mbulelo Oldjohn Mabizela Could Return to Premier Soccer League as Armor Bearer FC Seeks to Buy Status
- In news that has set tongues wagging in local football, Mbulelo "Oldjohn" Mabizela is set to make a shock return to professional football
- The 41-year-old defender represented the likes of Bafana Bafana, Orlando Pirates, Tottenham Hotspur and Mamelodi Sundowns during a career that promised so much but was hampered by off-field issues
- He is set to turn out in the colours of Armor Bearer FC, which is rumoured to be preparing a bid to buy its Premier League status
The near-legendary Mbulelo Mabizela is set to make an unexpected return to the top of South African football seven years after initially retiring.
The 41-year-old former Orlando Pirates captain and defender is currently training with Rustenburg-based team Armor Bearer FC. The unknown club is rumoured to buy its Premier Soccer League status next season.
Bearer have also roped in the likes of forgotten former Orlando Pirates striker Bongani Ndulula and former Kaizer Chiefs Multichoice Diski Challenge starlet Yusuf Bunting as they plan to upend the top-flight next season.
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For good measure, former Bafana Bafana defender Mark Fish has also been enlisted as part of the technical team.
A source told KickOff:
"Its a huge project. The owner of the club who is also into mining is pushing for a deal to get a PSL status next season. There is a Spanish guy who is a head coach.
"Mark Fish is also part of the technical team. The other player training with the club is Innocent Mdledle. The owner of the club is also trying to give ex PSL players a second chance."
Former Chiefs midfielder, George Lebese is also expected to join Armor Bearer FC soon.
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DStv Premiership newcomers, Royal AM, have shot up to second on the league table after a hard-fought 2-0 win over Supersport United, Sports Brief reported.
Mxolisi Macuphu opened the scoring for the KwaZulu- Natal side with Victor Letsoalo securing the points later on.
Royal AM’s win also saw them replace Kaizer Chiefs in second spot, Sowetan LIVE reported.
Source: Sports Brief News