Cape Town - Former Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana
Bafana defender Luvhengo Mungomeni has announced his retirement from
football having not played since 2015/16.
The 33-year-old has decided to retire from the game after dropping
out of the professional ranks after leaving Moroka Swallows that year.
He was a part of the Premiership squad that was relegated to the
National First Division the campaign before, but only made one
appearance in 15/16 in the second tier.
As such, the player, who made one appearance for Bafana, has decided
to make it official by confirming he has hung up his boots.
He told Kickoff:
"Papi Mungomeni has officially retired and challenged himself on facing
the reality out of soccer fame to live a life that will make him a
better person in business.
"I never wanted to retire at an old age. I have left football
peacefully with good discipline. I have never attended any hearing in my
12 years of playing professional football.
"It was not easy to quit football because I was well mentored and surrounded by good people. I can now say I have retired. "I am hustling for my kids to live a better life than me when I was
growing up because life was not easy for me. It was rough growing up in
the village of Rapali.
"As a young man growing up and playing soccer in the dusty street, I
was spotted playing soccer at school I went all the way to play in all
divisions, representing my country with Under-20 and U-23 and earning a
senior cap which was a dream come true."