Some players are nearing the ends of their careers and, as a result, will be pondering about when to hang up their boots. Today, I look at players who could retire at their current clubs.
Lucky Lekgwathi (Orlando Pirates)
The defender has been at Parktown for over a dozen seasons already and is currently in the final three months of his contract with the club. With game time next season looking seemingly unavailable, Lucky is likely to hang up his boots and take on a different managerial role with the Bucs.
Franklin Cale (Ajax Cape Town)
This midfielder found himself back at the club where it all began and now he could even be considering retiring at Ajax Cape Town in a few seasons. The 31-year-old has found himself back on form for the Urban Warriors this season, and he could very well see out his final playing days at Ikamva.
Tyren Arendse (Santos)
At the age of 34, Tyren is certainly looking destined to hang up his boots at National First Division club, Santos. After being at the club for seven years, Arendse is highly likely to retire at Lansdowne and take up a coaching role.
Siyabonga Nomvethe (Moroka Swallows)
Now 37-years-old, Nomvethe would certainly consider retiring at the Dube Birds after having spent six years with the club. The striker has played for nine different teams over the years, but it certainly looks probable that Swallows will be the last club shirt he pulls on.
Having spent 11 years at Sundowns, Moriri is likely to ensure that the Brazilians will be the last team he plays for. At the age of 35, the veteran could very well be nearing the end of his playing career.
The winger was handed an extra year of playing when he signed a new deal with Kaizer Chiefs last year July. He has, however, fallen short of minutes on the field this term and he will certainly consider hanging up his boots. Dladla could very well become to Chiefs what Ryan Giggs became to Manchester United…
The only shot-stopper in this list, but he could well have many more years in him. Slim Kat is currently 34 and should he be pondering about when his time will come to take off his gloves… it could very well be with Bidvest Wits.
To this day, Josephs remains the number one choice for whichever club he plays for, and Wits could well persuade him to stay on until he retires. However, there is a catch in the shape of his hometown Cape Town. He could be tempted to play a final season or two with a club in the Mother City.
Which other players can you add to this list?