Absa Premiership

Yeye not thinking of retirement

2015-08-14 18:15
Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane says he is not considering retiring from international football.

Given Shake Mashaba's criteria for team selection, in most cases being his faith in youth, the 33-year-old Letsholonyane might be considered over the hill by the national team boss.

However, Yeye, as he is affectionately known, insists he remains determined to fight for a place in the Bafana squad and is hoping to be part of the team to face Mauritania in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in September.

"For me, when I started playing football, I told myself that my dream was to play for Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana, and so far I am living that dream," he told Football411.

"I haven't thought of retiring from the national team or football at club level.

"That's because I feel I can still go on and as long as I can still go on, I will continue to work hard in order to see my name in the national team squad again.

"There is no age limit set for who can and who cannot play for Bafana and as long as I can still go on, I will continue to honor the call ups, should I receive one.

"To me, age is just a number.

"Like everyone who has hopes of being in the national team, I am working hard to earn a place in the team and to see my name in the next Bafana squad."


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