Malajila rules out return to SA football


Former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Cuthbert Malajila has ruled out a return to the top-flight of South African football.

The 36-year-old striker is currently without a club and admitted a probable return to Zimbabwe to finish a decorated career.

Malajila last featured for Royal AM back in 2021 in a successful career where he lifted five league titles and a Telkom Knockout Cup.

While also being part of Mamelodi Sundowns' successful CAF Champions League squad in 2016.

"I think I have retired, maybe I will come back I don't know when but maybe back in Zimbabwe," Malajila tells KickOff.

"I have an academy called CUMA FC, which plays in the first division in Zimbabwe, so maybe I might go and join my team.

"They are in the first division, it's like the Glad Africa Championship in South Africa.

"I'm the owner of the team, meaning I own a professional team which is also an academy.

"It started in 2012 until we bought a status in 2019 before Covid began.

"Then the season resumed last year, in November, I want this team to play in the Premier League in Zimbabwe.

"As for playing in South Africa, I think I need to rest as I have done so much.

"Sometimes you have to leave when people still want you, imagine you are coming from Zimbabwe, and you win five league titles in South Africa, it's amazing.

"We play football for those things (silverware), you know, at first you don't believe, but when you start winning, it starts to sink in."

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