Absa Premiership

Retire? Not at all - Nomvethe

2013-09-03 16:00
Siyabonga Nomvethe (File)
Cape Town - Moroka Swallows veteran striker Siyabonga Nomvethe said on Tuesday that he is not thinking of hanging up his boots anytime soon.

The former Udinese forward believes that he still have a lot to offer the Dube Birds before calling it a day.

Nomvethe, 36, speaking exclusively to Sport24, also hinted that it will be beneficial for him to proceed utilising his talent as a footballer for as long as he is fit to play.

“Me thinking of retiring at the end of the season? Not at all,” Nomvethe confirmed.

“God gave me this wonderful talent, so I have to continue using it; it is still early to think about retirement. If I can stay fit and without injuries, I'll definitely play.”

“Bhele” as Nomvethe is affectionately known also shared his desire to don the national team jersey once again in his career but also stressed the fact that Bafana Bafana needs young stars who can take the team to greater heights.

“Yes I would love to represent my country again, but for now am focusing on Swallows.”

“I think the coach is giving young players a chance, he can’t just look back and rely on older players like myself, I am 36 years of age, so it will be better if he use fresh legs.”

Although Nomvethe won the Lesley Manyathela golden boot with 20 goals and being voted the PSL footballer of the year two seasons ago, he enthusiastically revealed that he is still hungry for more honours in his playing time.

“It will be good if we can win silverware as a team. It will be good for the team if we can go out there and compete and put ourselves in the better position and maybe win the league title, but for that to happen we need to work hard so that at the end of the day we must have something to show our kids what we have been working for,” added Nomvethe. 

The prolific goal scorer is yet to find the back of the net this season in all competitions.

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