Ex-Amakhosi star still on market

Premiership

A former Kaizer Chiefs star has cleared the air surrounding his playing career and confirmed he is still available to pick up from where he left off.

Tsepo Masilela has confirmed he has not called time on his career just yet and remains adamant on continuing his playing career.

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The 34-year-old left Chiefs at the end of the 2017/18 campaign after his contract was not renewed, ending a six-year stay at the club since his arrival from Maccabi Haifa in Israel.

The former Bafana Bafana defender, who also spent a season in Spain on loan at La Liga outfit Getafe, says he has not hung up his boots despite a year in the wilderness.

“I haven’t decided yet. I’m busy with my family – once you stop playing, spend time with your family because as a professional you don’t get much time to do that – it’s camps, travelling and games all the time,” said Masilela.

“So, that’s what I’ve been doing, but I haven’t decided if I’m going to go on and play. Once I see there’s an opportunity then I’ll sit down and think, speak to my family and see. If there’s nothing, obviously then I’d have to call it a day.”

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Asked whether he’s been on the hunt for a new team, the Witbank-born left-back said he’s been hoping for some calls, but none have come as yet, while going into coaching is also another option he’s willing to explore.

“I haven’t started looking actually. I was hoping to get a call, but now they want the young ones. There’ve been no offers so far,” he joked.

“I see we’re all going in the route of coaching, but I don’t know because coaching is not an easy thing. It’s not like you train and go home and rest, you have to plan for the next session and think if you got what you wanted in the session and plan accordingly.

“So, it’s not an easy job at all and, as you know, you get fired and hired [all the time]. But I think I am going to do my coaching [licences] and see how it goes.”

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