Siphiwe Tshabalala hopes to continue playing until age 40
Posted: 3 June 2017 Time: 18:06
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala has downplayed suggestions that his legs may be aging and hopes to continue playing for many more years.
'Shabba' has this year celebrated his 10th season at Naturena, where he arrived back in January 2007, and is widely considered a 'veteran' in the local game.
The 32-year-old has had to fend off calls for him to step aside and allow youngsters at the club a chance to flourish.
However, the former Bafana Bafana captain has spurned suggestions that he has reached the twilight of his career, and set his sights on emulating former Amakhosi midfielder John Moshoeu.
“Age doesn’t determine your destiny,” argued Tshabalala after making a cleansweep at the club's annual end-of-season awards on Thursday night, according to the club's official website.
“I believe that age is nothing but a number. When in a good space and keeping fit, I feel that I can play until the age of 40. John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu set a good example when it comes to that.”
The former Free State Stars winger has been capped 90 times at senior international level, and has ammased two Absa Premiership titles, one MTN 8, three Telkom Knockout and one Nedbank Cup trophy in his career thus far.