Elizabeth - Outgoing Mamelodi Sundowns veteran skipper
Alje Schut believes that their Nedbank Cup crown was a perfect send-off for him
over the weekend, as he has decided to hang up his boots and return to the
Netherlands in the off-season.
Dutch international defender played his last game for the Brazilians when they
defeated Ajax Cape Town 4-3 on penalties after a goalless stalemate in the
Nedbank Cup final at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.
34-year-old man-marker said he and his entire family have enjoyed their stay in
South Africa and their only disappointment in the country were the recent
xenophobic attacks on foreigners.
further hinted that his departure from the Chloorkop camp is not permanent as
he will still return in the future.
the Nedbank Cup for me was a perfect send-off,” Schut said.
player wishes to have this kind of farewell. As you might have seen I was
was so emotional because I couldn’t handle my emotions knowing that this is my
last game in South Africa.
country has been so amazing to me and the rest of my family.
African people are so amazing, they are so welcoming and these xenophobic
attacks in the country are not good at all.
is not the South Africa we love and know, but I hope things will go back to
Africa means a lot to me and Mamelodi Sundowns means a lot to me.
might be leaving now but this is not the end, I will come back one day.”
joined Sundowns back in July 2012 from the Dutch-based outfit FC Utrecht.
made a total of 65 appearances for the Brazilians and also guided them to their
2013/14 Absa Premiership crown and the recent Ke Yona title.