MATOMBO TO RE­TURN OVER­SEAS?

Soccer Laduma - - Weekly Roundup -

Chris Matombo, whose fu­ture with Black Leop­ards is un­clear at the mo­ment, is be­lieved to be pon­der­ing on mov­ing back abroad de­spite sign­ing for the PSL new­com­ers only a few months ago.

Fol­low­ing some dif­fi­cul­ties in the early stages of his ca­reer in the PSL, Matombo took a bold de­ci­sion when he left Mzansi to join Qormi FC in Malta. On his ar­rival at the club, Matombo’s tal­ent was quickly re­alised as he was made a reg­u­lar in the team, play­ing week-in and week-out.

The Tho­hoyan­dou-born player did not dis­ap­point as he helped the side win pro­mo­tion to the Premier Di­vi­sion in Malta. Hav­ing suc­cess­fully man­aged to re­vive his ca­reer over­seas, and be­cause he was still feel­ing that he had un­fin­ished busi­ness left in the PSL at only 24 years of age, he de­cided to re­turn home af­ter re­ceiv­ing an of­fer from Leop­ards.

How­ever, join­ing the Lim­popo-based out­fit hasn’t proved to be ideal for him as he has not played in any of­fi­cial matches for the side so far this sea­son.

“Chris Matombo is likely to go back to Europe to fur­ther his ca­reer. It doesn’t make sense that the boy isn’t play­ing here (PSL), while he was play­ing reg­u­larly for the team he was with over­seas. He came back here be­cause he wanted to play closer to his fam­ily, but he is not get­ting ga­me­time,” a source con­firmed to the Siya crew.

“There is in­ter­est in the player from clubs in Europe that know him and know what he can do on the field. Clubs in Malta are mak­ing en­quiries about the boy. There is a team there called Val­letta, which is un­der new own­ers, that is in­ter­ested in Matombo,” the in­for­mant added.

Val­letta is the same team that is re­port­edly in­ter­ested in sign­ing re­tired Ja­maican ath­lete, the leg­endary Usain Bolt, who has re­port­edly been of­fered a two-year con­tract by the club.

As re­ported in edi­tion 1084 of Soc­cer Lad­uma, Matombo had been in a con­trac­tual dis­pute with Leop­ards, fol­low­ing an al­leged pro­posed salary cut by the club af­ter the mid­fielder had al­ready signed a con­tract with them to re­turn from over­seas.

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