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Bongani Ndulula unsure of PSL return next season

Posted: 3 May 2018 Time: 12:20

Forgotten ex-Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs striker Bongani Ndulula says it is difficult for him to say whether he will be back playing professional football next season.

The 28-year-old has been without a club since being released by Chippa United in January 2017.

He didn't play a single match in six months with the Chilli Boys, while he only made five outings off the bench for previous employers Chiefs, having enjoyed more productive spells with former teams AmaZulu and Pirates. 

In February this year the one-time Bafana Bafana forward lost out on a contract at National First Division side Black Leopards due to weight issues.

"Yes, that's right, I haven't played this season, but this season is ending now," Ndulula tells KickOff.com.

"We will see what happens next season. I can't say there is something promising for me at this stage, there's nothing, but we will see next season."

Ndulula says this season was difficult for him as he wasn't able to play the game that he dearly loves.

"You know it's difficult if you don't have a team. But that's normal in football, I have been training by myself the whole season, sometimes I would play in friendly games, but most of the time I go to the gym. I have a personal trainer who is my friend."

Asked how is he managing without a salary coming in, he says: "It's tough but someone must push. I don't want to lie to you, I don't know why teams didn't want to touch me.

"We will see next season, I don't want to promise too much but we'll see. why should I give up? The problem is in life there are times like this but it will be okay again, that's why I'm saying I don't want to make promises.

"You know in life there are ups and downs, but at this stage I'm level, not down, not up. Obvious there are frustrations but you must be a man.

"I did consider going into the NFD in January just to play until the end of the season but there was a lot of things that happened I cannot tell you.

"I don't want to say teams couldn't afford me, I don't want to lie. I did train with Leopards but I don't want to say too much about that, let's rather leave it as it is.

"But the season is ending soon, another one will start, we'll see next season. Did you see how this season was? Do you think there are players who can tell you where they will be playing next season after such a difficult one?

"Sometimes when it's like this the coaches won't have time to entertain other people for next season. In short no one knows where he will be playing next season.

"Just tell my fans I will be back, it's only God who knows whether it will be in the PSL or in the NFD."

Asked if he will consider retiring if he fails to find a club again next season, Ndulula says: "Some of us have lot of plans in this world, we are not only looking at soccer." 

Article by: Sipho Mlotha
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