Nomvethe reveals retirement forecast
Posted: 19 April 2018 Time: 11:34
AmaZulu veteran Siyabonga Nomvethe reckons he still has another "two to three seasons left" in his age-defying legs.
The 40-year-old striker made his 18th appearance of the season in the 2-1 loss to Orlando Pirates in Umlazi on Sunday, playing 73 minutes at King Zwelithini Stadium.
“It was amazing for me because I did not expect the coach [Cavin Johnson] to give me the opportunity from the first minute,” Nomvethe told his club's website.
“I have to thank God because the way I’m performing, I didn’t expect to reach this age and still be playing.”
The former Bafana Bafana, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates forward is showing little sign of slowing down.
“I have to show the young boys that football is all about love, you know. I have to do something that will make them happy,” said the PSL's record scorer with 121 strikes.
“No, the way I keep going, you know. I do not know because it’s a gift from God, maybe I can say another two, three seasons to go.
“If it’s not going to happen like I break my legs, I will keep going and show the young boys,” concluded 'Bhele', who has netted twice this campaign.
SuperSport United goalkeeper coach Andre Arendse has the record for the oldest PSL player, representing Bidvest Wits at the age of 45 in 2013.