Former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns star says his struggles are not football-related, insisting there is outside influence as his career hangs in the air.

The midfielder has played for 10 clubs in his professional career and found it hard in recent seasons to make any meaningful impact in football.

Thamsanqa Sangweni was on the verge of joining ABC Motsepe side BCM Stars in the Eastern Cape after parting ways with TS Sporting but that didn’t happen.

He was also said to be on his way to Marumo Gallants after his Chippa United stint, but he remains clueless.

“I can’t explain why I didn’t sign because I also don’t know.

“All I can say is that there were complications which I didn’t understand, but they resulted in me not signing with the club [BCM Stars],” Sangweni told Soccer Laduma in the latest edition.

“I was coming from TS Sporting when I went there, but before that, I had first gone to (Marumo) Gallants where I also had hoped to sign, but things didn’t go according to plan even there.”

“On both occasions, the decision not to sign me wasn’t football-related, but I won’t be able to explain to you what it was about because I don’t know.”

“I don’t know if I should say it’s politics, but it was definitely not about my ability to play football or anything like that.”

“But I do want to say it was because of football politics because the club (BCM Stars) did everything in their power to complete the signing and went to SAFA and everywhere else they could go to try and register me, but it just didn’t happen.”

“I couldn’t get the (player registration) card.”

He added: “What I know is that whenever I go to a club and get into the field, I leave everyone impressed, but the same thing happens after… I don’t get signed.

I really don’t know what’s happening and it’s difficult for me to even say that I suspect anyone, I seriously don’t know.

But if there’s a person out there that I wronged in any way that I might not be aware of and has a hand in me not being signed by clubs, I’m using this interview to apologise to that person.

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