Platinum Stars veteran Solomon Mathe has no thoughts of retiring
Posted: 20 May 2017 Time: 15:40
Platinum Stars veteran Solomon Mathe sees no reason why he can't play into his 40s after marking his 37th birthday with a man-of-the-match display against Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday.
Mathe, who made his PSL debut 12 years ago, also scored in the 2-0 win over Chiefs with a header at Royal Bafokeng Stadium, and has no thoughts of retiring anytime soon despite his advancing years.
Mathe told his club's website: “I feel like I can carry on for the next five years. I am fresh. With the technical team that we have, they allow senior players to have more rest and our training programme is good. Even the way they treat seniors, I think I can play three to five more years.”
The central midfielder revealed coach Cavin Johnson had a feeling he would get on the scoresheet in Rustenburg.
“Before the game, someone said let’s sing for Solly but the coach said no. The coach said Solly is going to score for us and them we will sing for him. And it happened that way. I was so happy.”
Mathe was naturally pleased to get one over Amakhosi and help Dikwena rise to 10th in the standings with one more league fixture left against SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium on May 27.
“I am happy that we won against Chiefs. We have been doing well lately. Credit should go to the guys for the efforts they put in. The technical team also planned well. We knew that if we let them have possession, they would punish us. So we did well. We created more chances than them.”
Stars next visit Mbabane Swallows in Swaziland for a CAF Confederation Cup tie on Tuesday afternoon.