Swallows finalized their decision on one of their key defenders in anticipation of a frenzied transfer market.
In October last year, Thabo Matlaba joined Dube Birds and then it was understood that he had signed a one-year contract.
Since the season has just finished, of course there have been worries about the future of the ex-Orlando Pirates skipper.
However, President David Mogashoa of Swallows has now confirmed to his Siya crew that ‘Festival’ will not leave the nest of Birds soon.
“The two-year option for Thabo Matlaba was activated last month. For the next two seasons he remains a Dube Bird,” revealed the CEO of Swallows.
The versatile 33-year-old was brilliant when he returned home after spending a year with the Black Leopards two seasons ago and he had 22 appearances in all domestic competitions under coach Brandon Truter.
Matlaba was played in different places, which made him a crucial player of the team when Swallows came sixth in DStv.
The Dube Birds will decide a few more recrudescent players in the coming weeks, including Sifiso Hlanti and Kgaogelo Sekgota for Kaizer Chiefs and Njabulo Ngcobo for Naturena.
Coach Truter told the media on the last day of the season that a total of six players would leave the club, but he did not identify the identities.