Absa Premiership

Sukazi: Khuzwayo was still hungry to play football

2019-10-01 07:20
Brilliant Khuzwayo (TEAMtalk Media)

Cape Town - Former agent Tim Sukazi has revealed that Brilliant Khuzwayo wanted to continue playing football but eventually had to make the inevitable decision to give up playing the sport he loves.

Khuzwayo, who played for both Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, was forced to give up game at the age of 29 earlier this season after failing to recover sufficiently from an ankle injury.

According to Sukazi, Orlando Pirates knew about Khuzwayo's possible retirement in late last year but decided to delay the announcement.

Sukazi said, according to quotes published on Goal: "Khuzwayo was still hungry to play football. It was not easy to make him understand.

"We knew about this in November 2018 but Orlando Pirates had to delay things for their own reasons hence he managed to play in the Multichoice Diski Challenge."

Sukazi also said that they he and Khuzwayo had to think about his financial future deciding to quit the game for good.

"We made some financial considerations. The situation was, 'it's either you retire and get compensation now or carry on with playing' which was a risk," Sukazi continued.

"So, we had to weigh in between those two choices which helped us to come up with a decision.

"The decision of Khuzwayo's retirement was not an easy one. In the end, we were realistic enough to admit that we had no choice because we took all the options.

"There were doctors who came with different suggestions which made it hard for us to come up with such a decision."

- TeamTalk Media


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