Velaphi signed a one-year deal with the A-League outfit where he made more than 70 appearances between 2007 and 2011.

The 31-year-old Perth local played most recently player for Wellington Phoenix but was limited to just four starts last season.

His arrival at nib provides competition for first choice keeper Liam Reddy and Nick Feely.

"The project here at Glory is something that I'm really excited for and I didn't have to think twice about coming back," Velaphi said.

"With the team we're putting together and the boss coming on board, we have high expectations and we want to deliver on the field.

"Personally, I'm going to push as hard as I can for the number one position. There's going to be a lot of competition for spots and that can only benefit the team as it will mean everyone's being pushed to their limits. That's what it's all about at this level.

"Hopefully everyone from front to back can work together in unison to push towards something really special for the club."

Velaphi made his A-League debut for then-Queensland Roar back in 2007 and has also featured in the competition for Melbourne Victory, Melbourne City and Phoenix.

A former Australia Under-20 and Under-23 representative he has also plied his trade overseas, spending two years in Japan with Shonan Bellmare.

Glory Football Director Jacob Burns, praised the custodian as both a player and an individual.

"It's nice to welcome back a WA player," Burns said.

"Tando is a wonderful character and a fantastic pro who obviously knows the club well.

"He's a great addition to the squad and will provide great competition for the number one spot between the sticks this season."

Velaphi in action for Glory in 2010