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Phakaaathi Reporter
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9 May 2018
2:22 pm

Daine Klate ponders retirement

Phakaaathi Reporter

Bidvest Wits midfielder Daine Klate has revealed that he is already preparing for life after football at the age of 33.

MTN 8 Last Man Standing, Daine Klate of Bidvest Wits during the 2016/17 PSL Awards at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg South Africa on 10 July 2017 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Klate says he has already moved his wife and children to his hometown of Port Elizabeth in preparation for when he hangs up his boots.

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“I am in the backend of my career, I am 33 now, so six years left,” Klate told Metro FM.

“The transition is difficult, fortunately I am in contact with Stanton Fredericks talking about an exit strategy.

“All the guys that were in the prime of their careers when I started out are retiring, and I am speaking to them a lot off the field.

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“I can see the transition is very difficult, waking up every morning to go to training and all of a sudden you are not going anymore,” Klate continued.

“So I am already preparing myself, I have already set my wife and kids up in PE where I am from, there have been there for the third year. I don’t want my transition to affect them.

“We have already bought a house there and they have set up everything there. I am also working on not being dependent on football in PE, I think the economy in PE is waiting to grow. And the cost of living is less than in Joburg, but I don’t know exactly when I will be moving there. Once I am done playing,” concluded the former Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United star.

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