Smith struggles to get insurance payout

Posted: 5 October 2017 Time: 16:50

Former Bafana Bafana and Golden Arrows striker Norman Smith has retired from football following a lengthy battle with injury.

The 35-year-old, who earned three international caps, says he has been unable to recover from a knee injury sustained in a league game with University of Pretoria in 2013.

"It's very sad man," Smith tells

"I have tried everything to get help but with no success. I have just decided to throw in the towel and quit football."

The ex-Jomo Cosmos and Maritzburg United forward says he is trying to get an insurance payout from the PSL with the assistance of the South African Football Players' Union, but there has been no luck.

"I have tried Ms Mato [Madlala, Arrows boss and acting PSL CEO]. It's been an unsuccessful effort. I have forwarded my case to the Players' Union but it's two months now, they have not come back to me. I am here back home stressed and frustrated."

Article by: Ernest Fakude

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