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Moroka Swallows coach Zeca Marques has confirmed that veteran midfielder Macbeth Sibaya will retire at the send of the season

Posted: 19 April 2013 Time: 09:33

Moroka Swallows coach Zeca Marques has confirmed that veteran midfielder Macbeth Sibaya will hang up his boots at the end of the current season.

The 35-year-old, who has represented South Africa at the 2002 Fifa World Cup, has been a peripheral figure in the Swallows playing set up and looks set to end his career in May.

"I had a discussion with Macbeth on Tuesday and we just briefly discussed his future.

"Those are things he has to decide but I think he will hang up his boots but it is a question of time, I think he will probably do it this year," Marques says.

"My discussion with him was, 'What are you going to do with your life and how can we use you in the club?' Those are things that the club has to take into consideration as well."

Sibaya might retire from playing the game, but the Birds could use the former Jomo Cosmos player as an extra member in their coaching ranks or in an office managerial role.

"There is a lot to discuss but it is all up to Macbeth, I gave him some ideas that I had and I think he will be a great ambassador at the club.

"He has been a great professional, one of the best professionals that I have ever worked with, and I even told him that I will help him wherever I can if he wants to coach in the future I can always mentor him and be part of our squad," said the Swallows coach.

Sibaya has only played three Premiership matches this season after falling behind in the midfield pecking order with young Sibusiso Kumalo now being favoured to partner skipper Lefa Tsutsulupa.

Previous comments on this story...

Ma-Eddie
posted: 09:39 am
You've ran the race my outie,,you've been a faithful ambassoder for both your clubs & national team...well done boy,,wish u all the best in your future endevours...
Noski
posted: 09:39 am
About time. Take Tsutsulupa with you while you are at it.

Swallows have lost too many players they are certainly going to struggle next season as more are bound to follow shortly.

Why is Leon taking long when it comes to contract negotiations?
mickey mouse
posted: 09:40 am
Yah.it better u retire now rather than being forced to hang u boots...
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 09:47 am
Lekgwathi must follow u Malume. He stated experiencing weak erections and early ejaculations. He's old indeed

K4L : let's hear
Teammate
posted: 09:47 am
go well madala
Teammate
posted: 09:49 am
If yo legs still say yes then why retire? better U go to Amazulu or some other team baba, Shoes played till he was 42 or so. Look @ Nomvete
GOLD'NBoy-TTS
posted: 09:50 am
Hammarsdale is PROUD of you Ntuthuko Macbeth Sibaya uphill njalo baba.
De-Bull
posted: 10:11 am
I have much respect for this guy, true gentleman. Go to Amzulu and play for 1 year.
Chasing That 2nd Star...
posted: 10:15 am
35???? But you still got 8 more seasons...
ludoctors1
posted: 10:33 am
Was his decision or coach forcing him?....i smell rat here!
Nebo
posted: 10:53 am
Hail dis man he need to be honoured, u have done very well in your career won league in Russia, participate in Euro, Uefa, World cup and Afcon wat more can we say about your career, unlike Sarah ...Ooh nor sorry Arthur Baartman who She 's turning 50 dis yr, He demote several teams to Mvela and never won anything in his career except bo Macufe, Datsun, Vicks, Mageu ...etc.. dis 's not about Rivarly it 's reality.
7 bongs
posted: 11:00 am
Dis uthand' i-attention yeeeerr! Always in da media, now he discusses player's personal decisions... I jst wish The Gold and Black give him more to talk about in the media, more bad issues dat is...
Suppry-WaleKhosi aka Zebra4Life
posted: 11:02 am
Neboposted: 10:53 am | Report Hail dis man he need to be honoured, u have done very well in your career won league in Russia, participate in Euro, Uefa, World cup and Afcon wat more can we say about your career, unlike Sarah ...Ooh nor sorry Arthur Baartman who She 's turning 50 dis yr, He demote several teams to Mvela and never won anything in his career except bo Macufe, Datsun, Vicks, Mageu ...etc.. dis 's not about Rivarly it 's reality.
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Eish, uyadelela Bhakaniya.......Lol.....
4m Toothless 2 Vampire
posted: 11:27 am
If "FW de Klerk" Manyisa can do it at 38 (although he is using a 24 year old birth certificate), so can you. Don't give up too early McBeth.
Nebo
posted: 12:08 pm
Suppry-WaleKhosi aka Zebra4Lifeposted: 11:02 am | Report
Neboposted: 10:53 am | Report Hail dis man he need to be honoured, u have done very well in your career won league in Russia, participate in Euro, Uefa, World cup and Afcon wat more can we say about your career, unlike Sarah ...Ooh nor sorry Arthur Baartman who She 's turning 50 dis yr, He demote several teams to Mvela and never won anything in his career except bo Macufe, Datsun, Vicks, Mageu ...etc.. dis 's not about Rivarly it 's reality.
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Eish, uyadelela Bhakaniya.......Lol.....
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Sorry Khosi but dis 's true u can even ask Big Old Pension Hobbos bo Donald Duck Jealous down, Laaste Khosi, Dooba JCW and le bo Eeenzam walikhosi nor nor dat one 's stil brakie dog may be bo Gucci man dey will just take a pull of Glue and look at u with dizzy eyes den low down thier dirty head.
SOCCERKING
posted: 12:15 pm
Ya man your achievements speak 4 themselves, you flew our flag high I know robert marawa will host you soon ntuntuko, I wish you encourage siyanda to perform in RUSSIA coz its in the top 10 leagues in the world thanx man even though passing was your worst nytmare but your reading of the game an your work rate is superb thanx man
Teammate
posted: 02:07 pm
U look sick malume, maybe its the reason why Zeca says U must hang them boots. Coz I can't understand when the likes of Nomvete/ Leghwathi/ Zuma/ Mc Carthy are going stronger U going weak
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