Sign in
Download Opera News App

News Sports

 

Soccer

 

AFCON

Meet The Popular Footballer Who Played 90 Minutes Without Touching The Ball

It is one of the records that will never be broken in the history of football. He played a full 90 minutes in a Kaizer Chiefs game and never touched the ball.


The much talked about player is Thomas Langu Sweswe from Zimbabwe, a defender who played for Manning Rangers, Kaizer Chiefs, Wits and Black Leopards in South Africa, he also played for Highlanders, Dynamos and ZPC Kariba in Zimbabwe. He retired from football at the age of 35 in 2017 and the last club he played for was ZPC Kariba of Zimbabwe, and he is currently 38.

Sweswe played for Zimbabwe at the 2007 Merdeka tournament in Malaysia. He scored a spectacular goal in the 4-2 loss to Singapore in Zimbabwe's opener on August 21, 2007 just past the halfway line.

The Warriors were ultimately knocked out by Myanmar in the semi-finals. They played in the Cosafa tournament in Mozambique, losing in the final to Mozambique on penalties.


Thomas Langu Sweswe (born August 9, 1981) is an association footballer from Zimbabwe. Sweswe is a defender, operating primarily as a center-back, and has played for nine different clubs as well as for the Zimbabwe national football team.

The defender fought Zimbabwe's 1-0 defeat to Mali on March 26 in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. He made his second appearance in 2011 in the second leg against Mali, on June 5, which Zimbabwe won 2-1.


Sweswe made two of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Zimbabwe, a 1-1 draw with Liberia on September 5 and a 0-0 stalemate with the Cape Verde Islands on October 10.

He has also made appearances in two friendlies, playing the final five minutes of the 3-0 loss to Brazil on June 2 in their first comeback after injury, before helping his country to a 3 victory against Mozambique on November 14.

What do you think could have happened? your opinion matters alot

Content created and supplied by: Mr_Right071 (via Opera News )

South Africa Thomas Langu Sweswe Wits ZPC Kariba Zimbabwe

COMMENTS

Load app to read more comments