Mwedihanga extends Platinum Stars stay

30 Jul 2017 15:00pm
WINDHOEK, 30 JUL (NAMPA) – Willem Mwedihanga has extended his stay with South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) club Platinum Stars for a further two years, following the expiry of his initial six-month contract.
Speaking to Nampa via WhatsApp Sunday from his base in the North West Province, ‘Dudes’, as he is affectionately known by his fans, said this is a step in the right direction for him as he feels he still has what it takes to play at the highest level.
“Based on my performance and on the team staying in the PSL, there was an option of renewing the contract by a further two years,” he said.
He added that while he is excited about the renewal, this means he now has to work extra hard and to up his game to perform to the best of his ability.
Refusing to divulge the details of the contract, Mwedihanga stated that his contract is an improvement from the previous one, adding that the terms change every season.
The 31-year-old Brave Warriors defender joined Stars at the beginning of 2017, following his release by University of Pretoria after their relegation from the PSL in June 2016.
He previously played for Durban’s AmaZulu Football Club, with whom he also suffered relegation at the end of the 2014-2015 season.
In Namibia, he captained Tigers before joining AmaZulu in 2012, where he spent three years.
He has 22 caps for the senior national team and was part of the history-making squad that won the 2015 Council of Southern African Football Associations Cup.