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Zambian Goalkeeper Targets Premiership Return

Zambian international goalkeeper Cyril Chibwe could be heading back to the Premier Division next season after he was released by GladAfrica Championship side Polokwane City this morning. 

This was confirmed to iDiski Times by agent Jazzman Mahlakgane, who represents Chibwe and Sibusiso Sibeko, who has also been handed his clearance.

Both players had stayed at City this past season after the club was relegated at the end of 2019/2020 campaign.

But their contracts were expiring, Mahlakgane confirms, and they have now left the club and will seek greener pastures over the coming weeks.

28-year-old Chibwe, who was born in Rustenburg but is a Zambian international, is set to play for Chipolopolo at the Cosafa Cup alongside veteran campaigner and 2012 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) winner Kennedy Mweene of Mamelodi Sundowns. He played in 17 games for Rise and Shine this season, as they finished 13th in the GladAfrica.

Sibeko, who turned 26 this year, featured in 19 games, and got himself on the score sheet twice.

“Cyril Chibwe, and Sibusiso Sibeko at Polokwane City, both contracts have ended and we have mutually agreed with the club chairman that they should move to the PSL (DStv Premiership),” Mahlakgane told iDiski Times’ senior writer Velile Mnyandu.

“Because Chibwe is the number one Zambian goalkeeper with the national team, and Sibeko has done very well. So I think both of them, we’re going to have to look for their new home in the new season.”

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