POWERHOUSE centre Mohamed Ntumba has shrugged off knee problems to commit to the Albury-Wodonga Bandits for this season.
Ntumba has recovered from the problems which plagued him last year and is playing for AS Hammamet in the Tunisian National League.
He will re-joining the Bandits next month for pre-season training.
“I’m delighted that ‘Momo’ has overcome his injury,” Bandits’ coach Brad Chalmers said.
“The guy was very diligent with his rehab before and after he left us and we are excited he has decided to return to the club — it shows a wonderful commitment to what we are all about as a group and acknowledges the fantastic relationship between him and the organisation.
“Momo’s work ethic, play, physicality and mental toughness are first rate — we missed his presence in 2013 and we look forward to him again leading from the front.”
Ntumba’s return comes on top of the Bandits signing Jamar Briscoe, a 177-centimetre point guard from National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school University of Pikeville.
Melbourne’s Alex Bogart-King has also come on board.