Transfer news: AmaZulu keen to retain Siyabonga Nomvete
Posted: 24 May 2016 Time: 11:54
AmaZulu have confirmed their intentions to retain Siyabonga Nomvete following a productive short spell at the club by the veteran striker.
Nomvete joined Usuthu in January from Moroka Swallows on a short term deal that expires at the end of June, but was still able to score seven goals to finish with 10 for this season after netting another three for The Dube Birds.
Nomvete – who turns 39 in December – has shown absolutely no signs of slowing down providing the goals along with the pace that has been a trademark of his game since he broke through into the professional ranks with African Wanderers at the start of the 1996/97 season, after arriving from amateur club Clermont Blizzards.
“We feel that he (Nomvete) can still add a lot to the team so we are definitely interested in keeping him as a player going into the next season,” Lunga Sokhela, the AmaZulu GM, tells KickOff.com.
“Nomvete is a role model. Though he might be at the age that he is at now the truth is that he has looked after himself very well so age counts for nothing in his case. We have many other players who are younger than him age wise but they are not taking good care of themselves at all. I mean there are plenty younger players who smoke, drink and just don’t take good care of their bodies but here is Nomvete who is far much older and yet in a better physical condition. So we are keen on having him stay,” explains Sokhela.
‘Bhele’ has now completed two decades in the professional game having won promotion from the First Division with Wanderers in 1996/97 before going on to play for Kaizer Chiefs, Udinese, Salernitana, Empoli (all Italy), Djurgadens (Sweden), Orlando Pirates, Aalborg (Denmark) and Moroka Swallows.