South African midfielder George Lebese played in every game of the 2020 season for Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. | Photo courtesy Isaiah J. Downing / Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced on Wednesday the club had re-signed South African midfielder George Lebese, pending league and federation approval.
“I'm very excited for yet another opportunity with the Switchbacks,” said Lebese. “A great challenge lies ahead on the 2021 season with a wonderful stadium downtown. I'm looking forward to working hard with the group and making the fans proud.”
Lebese was an integral part of the Switchbacks in 2020 as he appeared in all 16 games, starting 14 of them. The 31-year-old recorded two goals and an assist in his first season in Colorado Springs, and scored in spectacular fashion to complete the Switchbacks' historic four-goal comeback against Austin Bold FC on August 26, 2020.
“George meant a lot to the club this year. While he had some big moments on the field, he also brought tremendous value to the locker room,” said Switchbacks General Manager Brian Crookham. “Retaining him allows us to build around his experience as we put the finishing touches on a roster that we believe will fight for a playoff spot from day one.”