Cape Town - Mpumalanga Black Aces goalkeeper Bafana Nhlapo has confirmed his retirement as a footballer.
The 36 year-old has reached an agreement with the club's new management to hang up his gloves despite a year remaining on his contract.
Aces were bought by former Ajax Cape Town owner John Comitis and will be moved to the Mother City.
"I did speak to Comitis but unfortunately what he offered me was way below what I would have gotten for the year that I had remaining on my contract with the previous owners of Aces," Nhlapo told KickOff.
"Following that I have since decided to retire from professional football and will now be focusing on my taxi business and being at home with my family.
"I had other offers but they were not worth the trouble of relocating from Johannesburg. The only outstanding issue that I have now is the contract that I had with the previous owners of Aces and I set to meet them tomorrow so that we iron out that matter.
"I am hoping we can reach some kind of agreement so that I can be compensated for that remaining year, seeing that what the new owner was offering was not in line with what I already had on my contract."