Nomvethe, 42, comes out of retirement


Siyabonga Nomvethe has decided to come out of retirement to continue playing the game that he loves and is training with a GladAfrica Championship team.

The veteran striker is currently training with NFD leaders Uthongathi FC and is expected to start playing immediately after the Christmas break.

The former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates striker retired at the end of the 2018/19 season while on the books of AmaZulu.

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Usuthu general manager Lunga Sokhela then announced that the ex-Bafana Bafana star would be utilised within the club structures, something that has not materialised yet.

Last month 'Bhele' told this website that he was considering coming out of retirement as he was tired of sitting idly at home doing nothing.

"Yes I have retired, but I can still go back and play. I can go back to the field. With the body I have I can still play another two to three years, I'm telling you. If you can see my body you will be surprised," he said at the time.

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Uthongathi CEO Jackson Mojapelo confirmed the player's presence at the club.

"He still training, we haven't signed him as yet, but he's training with the team," Mojapelo tells

"It's something that started this week on Monday. Look, he's been coming to watch our home games and there's a guy who said 'no look he is available'... we said 'no it's fine he can come to training'.

"Ja look, I can only confirm this coming transfer window, although he's a free agent. But he's looking good hey,

"With his lifestyle... with one kick and then he's on top of his game, regardless of his age."

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