Sikhakhane: I impressed at Aces


Sikhakhane is waiting for Aces to give him word that they wlll take him on board after he impressed Clive Barker during a short stint he was given to impress.

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The 35-year-old is looking to find a club as he has been in the wilderness in football circles. He will report for pre-season training with Aces and hopes to be offered a lifeline.

"At the moment I'm reporting for pre-season and the last time I spoke to Clive he told me I'm part of his plans," says Sikhakhane.

"So I haven't signed anything because Clive went for an operation but I'm not in a hurry because I want to get a contract when we open. And anytime, I just want to play football, that's all. I know I have been away in football, especially in SA. I think I did impress the club and I deserve a contract and Clive and everybody was impressed and what is left is paperwork. I have been working hard."

The former AmaZulu player was in Turkey with Sandile Zuke before and had offers there but had problems. At the moment Sikhakhane doesn't have an agent since he parted ways with Mike Makaab this year and he admits that is why the move has been so slow.

"That's why the move is so slow, because I represent myself now. I'm older in football and I can manage myself with regards to contract issues. I was with Mike Makaab and my contract ended in February," he explains.

When asked why his contract was not renewed after so many years with Makaab, he said: "You never know, maybe he thought I won't contribute in SA football but I never doubted my ability and it was up to them why my contract was not renewed."

Sikhakhane adds: "With the way I see things, I told myself at the age of 35 years old I would be happy to leave football but I told myself it's hard when you still love playing. And I'm telling you now, Mpumalanga Black Aces were impressed about my fitness so once I get a proper pre-season I believe I will be the same as other players."