Johannesburg - Following his surprise announcement of
retiring from all forms of soccer, Jabu Mahlangu reveals that Gordon Igesund
had no affect on his decision.
Igesund out to make it two wins
Igesund arrived at United after the sacking of Cavin Johnson
and within a matter of days Mahlangu opted to jump on the opportunity that Stan
Matthews [SuperSport CEO] and the Multichoice Diski Challenge put forward for
“Yeah, we never had any issues,” said Mahlangu.
“There’s no fights, there’s nothing – it’s just when they’ve
launched this great initiative [Diski Challenge] already Stan told me, sooner
or later I might have to think about hanging up my boots, so that I could get
into the marketing side of the club.”
In an exclusive interview with News24
LIVE, the former SuperSport midfielder opens up about his past
indiscretions and taking on ambassadorial roles at Matsatsantsa and the
inaugural Diski Challenge.
“I didn't expect it
to happen too soon honestly, because I only had two training sessions with
“I am happy, my wife is happy with the opportunity they’re
“I feel that it is a lifetime opportunity they’re giving us
– because soccer I was going to play one or two more seasons then I am done,”