Baroka snatch future stars

Vusi Sibiya
Vusi Sibiya

PSL outfit Baroka are looking at Varsity Football as part of their player recruitment drive.

Bakgaga have signed goalkeeper Sikhumbuzo Ncube and defender Vusi Sibiya as a package after the duo propelled the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) to their second Varsity Football title in September.

Ncube and Sibiya were instrumental as TUT emerged victorious in the tournament, especially in the final match where the Bushy Moloi-coached team outwitted Wits University 2-1.

Ncube is currently working his way up to the Baroka senior team as he is currently with their MultiChoice Diski Challenge (MDC) side while Sibiya has already notched up two appearances in the first team under the supervision of coach Wedson Nyirenda.

The duo, whose ambition is to become household names in local football, were snapped up by Baroka simultaneously last month.

"I wish to have an illustrious football career. The aim is to build my profile and create a legacy. I am thankful for the opportunity Baroka has given me," Sibiya said.

Ncube, 21, is popular for his ball-distribution homogeneity that is similar in style to that of Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune. The Seshego, Limpopo-born, shot-stopper was optimistic he'll graduate to the senior team soon.

"My objective is to play for the senior team. Through hard work, I know that I will not stay in the MDC for long," he said.

Sibiya, 24, who hails from Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, is doing Bachelor of Technology in Management.

Sibiya said: "Since I am in Polokwane now I am no longer attending my classes but I study on my own. It's not easy to juggle but I am coping."

He signed a two-year deal with another two-year option to renew with the Ga-Mphahlele-based side.

Likewise, Ncube is also gearing up for his end-of-the-year exams. The young keeper is in his second year of a diploma in coaching and officiating science.

"It's not easy because I am now a full-time footballer but I am optimistic that my studies won't lag behind."