Thomas Langu Sweswe is an association footballer from Zimbabwe. Sweswe is a defender, primarily operating as a centre back, and has played for nine different clubs as well as the Zimbabwe national football team.


The former Zimbabwean footballer was born on the 9th of August 1981. As of April 2023, Thomas Sweswe is 41 years old.

Kaizer Chiefs

Thomas Sweswe returned to South Africa in the 2009–10 season, signing for arguably the biggest club in his career, Kaizer Chiefs. He made his debut for the club in the 3–1 MTN 8 2009 victory on 4 August 2009.

Chiefs finished in third place in Sweswe’s first season with them with Thomas playing in twenty-eight of their thirty Premier Soccer League games. Chiefs slipped to fourth in 2010–11, but Sweswe only featured in nineteen of their games, missing the end of the season through injury.

He wore the no. 3 shirt for the club. he was also part of the chiefs team which beat orlando pirates in league game n telkom cup final 3-1 and 3-0 starting all the games in front of 94,000 fans at fnb stadium. and also won many man of the matches awards and player of the month awards at his club chiefs.

Sweswe scored his first goal for Kaizer Chiefs and the first Premier Soccer League goal of his career with a header in a 1–0 win over Mamelodi Sundowns on 4 December 2011.

After the 2011–12 season, he was deemed surplus to requirements at Chiefs after the signing of fellow defenders Siboniso Gaxa and Morgan Gould.

Sweswe’s final league appearance for Kaizer Chiefs came in a 0–0 draw with AmaZulu on 20 December 2011.

At chiefs in 2011–12 season he played about 17 until halfway then he got injured until his contract expired in June had a successful operation on his knee as was witnessed in the next season when he joined Bidvest Wits and went on to feature in 22 league games.

Bidvest Wits

On 27 June 2012, it was announced that Sweswe had signed a two-year contract with Bidvest Wits. Prior to joining Bidvest, the defender held talks with fellow Premier Soccer League club Black Leopards but the deal eventually fell through.

Upon joining Bidvest Wits, Sweswe was reunited with former Kaizer Chiefs teammate Tinashe Nengomasha, and he cited this, combined with the fact that he would be joining another Johannesburg-based club, as two of the main reasons for joining the Clever Boys: he told The Herald ” I am happy that I have signed with a Johannesburg club.

“I am at home here in Johannesburg and I aim to continue working hard, as I have always done, to help my new club win trophies. It also feels good that I will be playing with Tinashe…I believe we make a good team.”

He played full season at Bidvest Wits and played for about 28 games in his 1st season. In 2013–14 season he was granted with SA permanent resident and was registered as a local player but never played any official games because of injuries.

In September 2012 Sweswe was ruled out for two weeks after a collision with teammate Aaron Mokoena sustained in training left the defender with deep cuts to his mouth.

International career

Sweswe played for Zimbabwe at the 2007 Merdeka Tournament held in Malaysia. He scored a spectacular goal in the 4–2 loss to Singapore in Zimbabwe’s opening match on 21 August 2007 from just past the half-way line.

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

Net Worth

After retiring from professional football, there were rumours that thing did not work out for Thomas Sweswe finally. He has a Net Worth which is estimated to be around just R2 Million.

Wife and Children

Even their names are yet to be revealed, but the former Kaizer Chiefs defender does have a wife and Children. He does post them on social media, but that’s not something he normally does.

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