Former Zimbabwe defender Thomas Sweswe has decided to call it quits and take up a role as secretary general of the Footballers’ Union of Zimbabwe.
The former Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits central defender has closed down the curtain on an illustrious career which dates back to 2001 when he played for Caps United.
Sweswe announced his decision on Monday as he replaces the late Paul Gundani who passed away in November 2015.
Also formerly on the books of Manning Rangers and Bulawayo Highlanders, Sweswe confirmed that his playing days are over.
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“I have decided to call it quits. I am happy to join FUZ where I will impart my football knowledge and help our youngsters, especially in cases to do with contractual issues,” Sweswe said to the News Day website.
FUZ announced that Desmond Maringwa remains the president of the union, deputised by Herbert Dick while Nomsa Moyo remains the treasurer.
President Maringwa also confirmed Sweswe’s new engagement in the union as he was selected through a voting process.
“We had a congress on Monday and Sweswe was chosen to become the new secretary general,” adds Maringwa.
“We had a voting process where there were other nominees Mkhokheli Dube, Ashely Rambanepasi, Wonder Sithole and Sweswe was eventually voted the new SG.”
Sweswe also played for Sporting Lions and Highlanders between 2002 and 2004 where he moved to South Africa to join the now defunct Rangers.
In his international career with the Warriors, he featured in the 2010 and 2011 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.