Former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns attacker, George Lebese has arrived in the US to start his new football career with American USL Championship side Colorado Springs Switchbacks.
The 30-year-old left South Africa this past weekend to start afresh and begin pre-season in the northern hemisphere with his new teammates who have a host of friendlies lined up before the season starts in March.
Switchbacks head coach Alan Koch has always been a huge fan of Lebese.
“George is a player that we are incredibly excited about. He is in need of a fresh opportunity after many years of success in the South African Premier League. We look forward to supporting him and helping get his confidence back.” said Koch.
Lebese, 30, has penned a season-long deal with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks, as he looks to revive his football career after many months in the wilderness.
Lebese had struggled for game time after a high-profile move from Chiefs to Sundowns in August 2017‚ and was released from his contract by the Brazilians ahead of the current 2019-20 Premier Soccer League season.
By Gerald Dandah