Absa Premiership

Evergreen Nomvethe delays retirement, extends AmaZulu stay

2019-01-02 07:23
Siyabonga Nomvethe (Gallo)

Cape Town - AmaZulu striker Siyabonga Nomvethe has delayed his retirement from football after agreeing a new deal with the Durban club until the end of the season.

The 41-year-old, famous for his longevity in South Africa's top tier of football, had announced back in September his desire to hang up his boots for good at the end of 2018.

However, after scoring in victories against Highlands Park and Bloemfontein Celtic towards the end of the year, the Usuthu faithful would have been hoping for Nomvethe to reverse his decision.

And, with fellow veteran striker Mabhuti Khenyeza on the verge of joining Maritzburg United's backroom staff, Nomvethe's decision to commit to six more months at the club will most certainly be a welcome one.

The club took to Twitter to confirm the news, saying: "AmaZulu FC can confirm that both the club and Siyabonga Nomvethe have agreed on a contract extension until end of the season.

"Bhele was due to retire at the end of 2018 but has agreed to stay on."

Nomvethe joined Amazulu in January 2016, following a seven-year stint at Morocco Swallows. In a career spanning over two decades, the Durban-born forward also represented some of Europe's top clubs, including Udinese and Empoli.


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