Kumalo was promoted from the junior ranks and has formed a solid partnership with captain Lefa Tsutsulupa in the Swallows’ midfielder, but Marques believes Kumalo is not yet ready to play for a big team like Sundowns.
“I have known Kumalo for four years now and the boy has got potential, but I feel he’s not ready for a big challenge especially to play for a big team like Sundowns,” Marques told Goal.com.
“I have spoken to the boy and I told him to at least stay for another season, but surely he believes he’s ready. I told him that I will get him an overseas move,” said Marques.
Kumalo becomes the third Swallows to officially announce his departure away from the club following the footsteps of Bennett Chenene and David Mathebula who will be joining SuperSport United at the end of the season.
However, Marques believes their departure will give him a chance to rebuild Swallows and bring in new faces for the upcoming season.
“I think it’s time now to rebuild the team and bring in some fresh blood. It’s a blessing that they’ve informed us in time so that we can start looking around rather than leaving us in the last minute,” concluded Marques.