Register Login Live

Get Published

Which Chiefs Players Need To Retire?

Yesterday we saw Siyabonga Sangweni bid farewell to the game he dedicated his life to. Even though he was forced into retirement by injuries, I feel it was a right and wise decision.

At the age of 34, Siya was always considered to be past his best by pundits and critics alike. We all know that in South Africa, once you hit the 30 mark it's almost over for you. And by retiring, Sangweni has laid a foundation.

I know Ntsimbi isn't the first player to hang up his boots at the age of 34 or less, there have been a couple of players before him. But I guess it's for the first time we had so many players in our football at the wrong side of 30, especially at Kaizer Chiefs.

A number of players at Chiefs are over 30, hence fans dubbing Naturena as a retirement village. Ntsimbi has set the bar, and surely Amakhosi faithful are expecting some of their players to follow Siya. Morgan Gould is one player who has had his fair share of injuries, and since coming to Naturena in 2012, he has spent more time in rehab than in the field. At 33, many feels it's a little too late for him to get back to his best.

We've seen Jimmy Jambo give in to injuries at 26, why shouldn't Gould? One saying goes that footballers should consider retiring while fans still want to see them, and it holds true as we saw with Benni McCarthy, and now Ntsimbi. Maybe Siphiwe Tshabalala is in the right position to call it a day. At 32, Shabba is still a fan favourite, but many feels he no longer has anything to offer Chiefs.

Reneilwe Letsholonyane (34), Siboniso Gaxa (32) Bernard Parker (30) and Tsepo Masilela (31) are also some of the players that fans think they should ship out. It's not ideal for once a great player to be booed into retirement. We all know how Siyabonga Nkosi was pushed into retirement. Surely that's not the type of farewell the abovementioned players want, not after serving the game with flying colours.

Which Chiefs players do you think should retire?

*This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader and reflects their opinion, not that of Soccer Laduma.

The Latest On Balotelli's Future

Lokeren Exercise Patosi Option, Could Still Leave


Top 5

Breaking: Chiefs Confirm New CAF CL Date

35 Dec 04, 2020 10:55 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Reports: Juve Players Unhappy With Pirlo's Ronaldo Treatment

21 Dec 02, 2020 06:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Sundowns Part Ways With Veteran Attacker

35 Dec 04, 2020 08:16 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

11 Oct 26, 2020 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Arendse Pens Emotional Downs Farewell

21 Dec 04, 2020 08:18 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Reports: Juve Players Unhappy With Pirlo's Ronaldo Treatment

21 Dec 02, 2020 06:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Downs/Sirino Impasse Escalates!

73 Nov 30, 2020 02:38 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Barca Facing Fine For Messi's Maradona Tribute

10 Nov 30, 2020 06:31 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Zamalek President Claims Pitso ‘Stole’ CAF CL Title

59 Dec 02, 2020 10:30 AM in Players Abroad

Breaking: Downs’ Deadline Day Transfer

7 Nov 30, 2020 10:14 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Promoted Pirates Starlet Opens Up About Remarkable Progress

5 Dec 04, 2020 01:58 PM in Orlando Pirates

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Keeper: I Should Have Clapped For Kekana’s Goal

9 Dec 04, 2020 10:03 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News