AmaZulu striker off to Thailand
AmaZulu striker Tangeni Shipahu has left to take up an offer in Thailand after a surprise decision by coach Roger Palmgren to let the Namibia international go.
Palmgren has decided that Shipahu was no longer part of his plans for the coming Premier Soccer League season and the club have released him from his contract.
Shipahu has gone instead to Thailand where he has signed with Bangkok-based Osotsapa FC.
“The coach had already told us that Tangeni wasn’t part of his plans for the upcoming season and so we wish the player well in his new team in Thailand,” said AmaZulu’s general manager Peter O’Connor in a statement.
The 24-year-old Shipahu scored seven goals in his first season with AmaZulu in the 2010/11 campaign after joining from Tigers of Namibia.
Last season he was also a regular but finished with only two goals, losing his place in the side towards the end of the season.
“I learned a lot from AmaZulu and I will cherish the time I had with them, the little ups and downs don’t matter. I wish them a wonderful season ahead and hopefully when they win the league and cups I can or will also receive a medal,” said Shipahu in the same statement.
He joins former Kaizer Chiefs and Mpumalanga Black Aces midfielder Sandile Zuke at Osotsapa, who lie 10th in the Thai league which reaches the halfway point of the season this weekend.