Absa Premiership

Usuthu's Johnson yet to decide Nomvethe's future

2018-07-04 14:17
Siyabonga Nomvethe (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson said he is still to decide if he will offer veteran striker Siyabonga Nomvethe a deal to play for his side in 2018/19.

The former Bafana Bafana striker is set to turn 41 in December yet appears to have no plans of hanging up his boots anytime soon.

Nomvethe did not make a huge contribution in attack last season as he managed just two goals in 20 appearances in the Premiership.

However, even in his late 30s in 2016/17 he scored 17 times in the National First Division which suggests he may have the capacity to continue at the highest level for at least another campaign.

Nonetheless, Johnson admits he is yet to decide whether to retain the forward for '18/19, telling Kickoff: "He is part of the team here in camp where we are preparing for the coming season and we have not decided what we are going to do with him.

"The way he is looking at training since we started our pre-season camp‚ I think he can still play but he is not getting any younger and we will see what happens as time goes by.

"So far‚ I am happy with how our pre-season is progressing. The rest of our preparations will be here in Durban because I don't want players to travel too much before the season starts."

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