Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
1 minute read
7 Apr 2016
1:54 pm

Nomvethe wants to retire at AmaZulu

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Veteran striker, Siyabonga Nomvete, has revealed that he would like to hang his boots at AmaZulu where he has found a new lease on life after leaving embattled Moroka Swallows.

Siyabonga Nomvethe of Amazulu FC (Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix)

Nomvethe is on a short term contract at Usuthu but he says he would like to extend his stay and be with Usuthu until he decides to retire.

“I am happy here. Playing at Princess Magogo brings back good memories because it is where it all began for me. I used to score goals here for my high school team, and I got my first medal at that ground. I am here to stay, and would to hang up my boots here,” said Nomvethe, who has previously played for Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Udinese in Italy.

Nomvethe said he was also enjoying the role of being a big brother to the youngsters in the team.

“I am available for them to offer advice whenever they need. I enjoy guiding and helping them as they begin their careers,” said the former Bafana Bafana striker.

Usuthu will play KwaZulu-Natal neighbours, Thanda Royal Zulu in a National First Division game on Sunday afternoon, and Nomvethe says a win is the only acceptable result they need.

“We still believe we can make it to the promotional play-offs. We need all the points to start climbing up,” said the 38-year-old.