Felix headed for ‘Birds’ nest
The player, who has spent the past three days with the capital city giants and is also being tracked by Young Buffaloes and Manzini Sundowns, was seen on Tuesday night with Swallows’ top management in one of the capital city’s restaurants where speculation over his move to the ‘Birds’ mounted.
“Swallows look to be the club leading the race for Badenhorst’s signature, but there are still other premier league teams that have shown interest,” a source at the club told MTNFootball.com.
Speaking to MTNFootball.com, Badenhorst said he would only reveal his next destination after receiving his clearance from Manzini Wanderers, which was the last team he played for.
“I would not want to say anything much now until I get my clearance from Wanderers. My contract with Jomo Cosmos has expired and I will reveal my suitors thereafter,” he said.
Manzini Wanderers director Vulindlela Kunene said they got the player on loan from Jomo Cosmos and they can only be instructed by the Johannesburg-based club to clear the player.
“He is not our player, and we can only comply with anything official coming from Cosmos about the player.”
Mbabane Swallows Acting CEO Sibusiso Manana confirmed his club’s interest in signing the talented midfielder.
“Yes, we are talking to him but nothing has been finalised yet,” Manana told MTNFootball.com this morning.
The player last featured for the hub giants during the Swazi Telecom Charity Cup semifinal playoff loss to Mbabane Highlanders over a week ago.
He had joined the club in January from Jomo Cosmos. The player once featured for the capital city giants in 2009 during the Mpumalanga Premier Cup where the club lost on penalties to Mpumalanga Black Aces.
At the time, he was on the verge of joining Jomo Cosmos alongside Swallows skipper Mfanafuthi ‘Taribo’ Bhembe.
The player had also been considered a prime target by army side Young Buffaloes during the off season, and the interest has since not waned a bit.