Cape Town - Newly retired Orlando Pirates defender Siyabonga
Sangweni says that he will always and forever be a Buccaneer.
Sport24 reported that Sangweni announced his retirement from
football with immediate effect due to reoccurring injuries.
According to the club’s official Twitter account, the
34-year-old says he will continue to support the club and offered advice to
up-and-coming players as well as future stars of the club.
"I'd like to thank the Lord for giving me the ability
to play and also for granting me all I've asked in my career,” said Sangweni.
"I want to thank my team, those that found me here
& those I met. Thank you for respecting & working with me.
"I'd like the players to look to Thabo Matlaba, &
follow in how he commits to the game. He gives everything on the pitch.
"To the youngsters, always remember that when you come
here you have come to work. Not to mess around. Listen, learn, apply.
"Don't listen to negative criticism, & always
remember to be ready for the chance when you are called upon.
"I will remain a Buccaneer, Once & Always."
Meanwhile, club captain Thabo Matblaba added that Sangweni
has always been a “soldier”.
"On behalf of the players, we wish Siya well. He has
been a good soldier, we love him, we'll miss him, we'll never forget him."