Update: Latest on Bongani Sam’s future with Moroka Swallows

Update: Latest on Bongani Sam’s future with Moroka Swallows

SABC Sport can reveal defender Bongani Sam has still not returned to training with Moroka Swallows as the DStv Premiership returns from recess and the Dube Birds travel to Cape Town City.

Information provided to the public broadcaster confirms discussions are ongoing between Sam and the club where he was meant to be on loan for the rest of the season until Swallows took a decision to make changes to the squad.

Following the unprecedented events in December prior to the Africa Cup of Nations recess, the Dube Birds were forced to request that two of their league fixtures against Mamelodi Sundowns and Golden Arrows be called off.

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The Premier Soccer League reluctantly granted the requested but have since charged Swallows and docked them six points for what has been labelled by the club as “an illegal strike” to boycott matches.

Sam had joined a long list of players fired as recommended by the chairperson of their internal disciplinary committee, however it is understood Swallows are keen to welcome him back.

However, there are outstanding monies to the player, SABC Sport understands, and those have caused a delay to take any conversations forward.

The 26-year-old cannot return to Pirates either with the registration window already closed last month, so his only option is to find common ground with Swallows.

PSL games return from Tuesday and Swallows take a trip to City looking to improve their position on the log table after 16 fixtures.

The Soweto outfit were still able to hold on to the players the disciplinary chairperson had suggested be let go given the final call was for club boss David Mogashoa to make last month.

But Sam remains in limbo, and when he does not play, he will not earn a salary.