Baloyi hangs up his gloves
Johannesburg - Veteran goalkeeper Brian Baloyi has announced his retirement from football after 20 years in the game.
Baloyi, who is affectionately known as 'Spider-man', enjoyed a
successful career playing for both Kaizer Chiefs and more recently
Mamelodi Sundowns, while also winning 24 caps for Bafana Bafana along
The 37-year-old believes there is no better time than now to hang up his gloves and is grateful for all the memories.
"I have achieved almost everything in domestic football, which is
why I have decided to quit the game before being booed off the field,"
Baloyi, who will join Sundowns' marketing department from next season,
told Sunday World.
"I have enjoyed every moment in this beautiful game where I played for two of the biggest clubs in the country.
"I look forward to the new role that I am going to play in the team.
"Twenty years has been like a lifetime. God and the game have been good to me and I have no regrets.
"I will miss that atmosphere of playing before big crowds."