Botswana’s number one shot stopper Kabelo Dambe has returned to Township Rollers after his former South African team, Platinum Stars suddenly dumped him.
Dambe had penned down a three-year contract with Platinum Stars in January this year with a possibility of two years extension. When it appeared he was set for long stint with the South African side, things changed when a Senegalese goal keeper was brought in. Since there could not be two foreign goalkeepers in one team, one had to go. In this case it was Dambe.
Dambe has denied claims that he was dropped by the team due to lack of discipline, he has never received a warning letter for that in his soccer career. He was ready for anything when management approached him but refused to be loaned out.
He said he then gave them time to decide how they will buy him out of contract because he did not want to be loaned. Dambe then wrote down a proposal with his agent for the team to buy him out. On why he did not want to be loaned out, Dambe chuckled saying being on loan is like the ‘med rescue’, in which sometimes it can destroy your career altogether. He has received many offers, but the Rollers one was irresistible. “Rollers is home, so they can always use me and I am happy I have signed a one-year contract with them,” he added. He said whenever he signs a contract he looks at the bigger picture.
He said a lot has changed at Rollers compared to when he left it four years ago and is excited to be back at the club where he is with many of his friends. He is not worried about the intensity of competition at Rollers since it has many high quality players. He said he never gets jealous of his fellow goal keepers but rather just give them support if they are doing well and doesn’t wish bad things to happen to them so that he can take the spot.