Khenyeza coming out of retirement?
Posted: 15 January 2019 Time: 14:00
Mabhuti Khenyeza's retirement could be short-lived as Maritzburg United explore deploying the 36-year-old upfront in their bid for survival.
Khenyeza recently called time on his career when on the books of AmaZulu, paving the way for him to become an assistant coach at Maritzburg under Muhsin Ertugral in the new year.
However, relegation-threatened United are struggling for goals this season and are considering fielding Khenyeza on the park, in which case they will have to pay Usuthu for the six months that was left on his playing contract.
"Maritzburg United did approach us last week and we are still communicating with them," confirmed AmaZulu manager Qedi Dlamini.
"Our deal with United was for Khenyeza to be their assistant coach.
"If he wants to play again, then they have to pay because he had six months left on his contact with us as a player."
Usuthu coach Cavin Johnson says he wouldn't be surprised if Khenyeza laces up his boots again.
"Honestly, it is not shocking," Johnson said.
"Khenyeza still has time on his side to play, so we will wait and see."
Khenyeza is the PSL's all-time second top scorer with 110 goals - 13 goals shy of AmaZulu's Siyabonga Nomvethe.