The South African Football Players Union (Safpu) has reiterated that it firmly stands with suspended former Orlando Pirates player, Thandani Ntshumayelo.

The union has come out in support of the midfielder, saying they are willing to assist Ntshumayelo to save his career.

Ntshumayelo was banned from playing football for four years after he tested positive of cocaine in 2016.

Safpu’s Secretary General, Thulaganyo Gaoshubelwe says they approached Ntshumayelo when the news of being involved in drugs surfaced.

“The last time, we spoke to, it is when we offered our services to say we can help you, and then he said he still needs to meet with the chairman. But I am saying that, should he say “I need some assistance”, surely we will be willing to seat down with him and see how best we can do with this matter,” adds Gaoshubelwe.

Bibo showed remorse and has admitted of his wrongdoing. He said he takes full responsibly during the time when he was interviewed by Thomas Mlambo on Metro FM and Sport@10.

Gaoshubelwe went on to warn players of doping, and saying they need to take care of their career.