Absa Premiership

Sangweni declares his love for Pirates

2016-04-07 15:53
Siyabonga Sangweni (Gall0 Images)

Cape Town - Newly retired Orlando Pirates defender Siyabonga Sangweni says that he will always and forever be a Buccaneer.

Sport24 reported that Sangweni announced his retirement from football with immediate effect due to reoccurring injuries.

According to the club’s official Twitter account, the 34-year-old says he will continue to support the club and offered advice to up-and-coming players as well as future stars of the club.  

"I'd like to thank the Lord for giving me the ability to play and also for granting me all I've asked in my career,” said Sangweni.

"I want to thank my team, those that found me here & those I met. Thank you for respecting & working with me.

"I'd like the players to look to Thabo Matlaba, & follow in how he commits to the game. He gives everything on the pitch.

"To the youngsters, always remember that when you come here you have come to work. Not to mess around. Listen, learn, apply.

"Don't listen to negative criticism, & always remember to be ready for the chance when you are called upon.

"I will remain a Buccaneer, Once & Always."

Meanwhile, club captain Thabo Matblaba added that Sangweni has always been a “soldier”.

"On behalf of the players, we wish Siya well. He has been a good soldier, we love him, we'll miss him, we'll never forget him."

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  siyabonga sangweni  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.