Siyabonga Nomvethe hangs up his boots

Siyabonga Nomvethe has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 40.

The former Bafana Bafana striker told a press conference in Durban that he would officially retire from competitive football at the end of the current 2018-19 Absa Premiership season for AmaZulu.

“I have played all over the world,” Nomvethe said. “Scored in the World Cup. Won awards but for me the most important thing was to keep playing and enjoying football. Football is about love.”

AmaZulu head coach, Cavin Johnson, added, “He has inspired players. He has showed people what hard work is all about. It has been a real pleasure working with Bhele.”