Mamelodi Sundowns centre-back Wayne Arendse insists age is
only a number and says he is determined to keep playing for a long time.
At the age of 35, most central defenders are nearing the end
of their playing career, but Arendse has made it clear that he still feels full
of energy and drive.
"I still feel I can go more than four seasons; I am
still strong. You can't really put an exact time frame on how long you want to
play, but perhaps I can call it a day when I am 40 or so," Arendse told
"Look at Zlatan... He's proving that if you have a good
mindset and dedication you can keep on going. He's scoring goals in Italy after
people had written him off."
Turning his attention to the current Absa Premiership
campaign, which is suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus
pandemic, Arendse reckons Sundowns are in a good position to challenge for the
"We have a balanced squad, that's our advantage in the
league. We can win it with the team we have. You see our youngsters are also
playing their role... your Keletsos (Magkalwa) and (Siphelele) Mkhulises."
Arendse has been with Masandawana since 2012, when he signed
from Santos, and has since helped the club win nine trophies.
- TEAMtalk media