Register Login Live

Players Abroad

Serero Responds To Best CDM Talk

Bafana Bafana midfielder Thulani Serero has responded to talk that he is the best central midfielder in the Arabian Gulf league.

Read: Gerrard Praises Passionate Zungu On Rangers Debut

Since joining Al Jazira from Dutch side Vitesse in August last year, Serero has established himself as one of the team’s go-to players.

The 30-year-old has been deployed to a more defensive, deep-lying playmaker role to great effect as he breaks down opposition attacks, while spearheading transition play for coach Marcel Keizer’s team.

It seems that Serero’s performances has captured the eye of football enthusiasts in the east, who are now labelling ‘Cream’ as the best midfielder in the league.

Of course, he is no stranger to such accolades. At the end of the 2010/11 Absa Premiership season, Serero was awarded a number of accolades, including PSL Footballer of the Year, PSL Player of the Season, PSL Players' Player of the Season and the ABSA Premiership Red Hot Young Player award.

Read: How Pitso Could Make It Two Trebles In One Year

Despite the high praise he has received in the UEA, Serero has played down talk that he is the best player in the league.  

“Nothing has changed for me, and I can’t say that I am the best defensive central midfielder in the league or no. I will always do my best to improve on daily basis, and to help the team with doing my job in the best possible way, and I will keep doing so until the last day as a footballer,” Serero said speaking to the media.

Injury means that the midfielder is a notable absentee for his side ahead of their Etisalat Cup match against Al-Ittihad Kalaba this evening. It is also the same injury that has ruled him out of Bafana Bafana’s back-to-back AFCON qualifiers against Sao Tome.

Click through the gallery below to view the South African players who completed moves abroad recently: 

Vilakazi Picks Himself, Teko, Serero & Co In PSL XI

Chiefs Coach Talks Maboe, Tyson & Serero…

Serero Completes Switch To UAE Outfit

5 comments

Top 5

10 Richest African Footballers In The World, Past & Present

7 Mar 11, 2021 07:19 PM in African Football

Chiefs Keeper Leaving?

30 Apr 14, 2021 08:44 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

125 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

8 Pirates Players At Risk Of Missing Crucial Downs Clash

27 Apr 13, 2021 04:01 PM in Orlando Pirates

Report: Ball Boy That CR7 Gave Shirt To Will Be Punished

9 Apr 14, 2021 10:27 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Mendu's Chiefs Transfer Wish List

55 Apr 17, 2021 03:09 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

15 Ex-Downs Stars Who've Simply Just Disappeared

5 Apr 15, 2021 08:55 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Chiefs Keeper Leaving?

30 Apr 14, 2021 08:44 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

20 Chiefs Players Who Moved Overseas

5 Apr 14, 2021 08:02 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Benni’s Usuthu Compensation

17 Apr 14, 2021 12:51 PM in Bafana

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

'Its A Privilege' - Mabaso Honours Late Ex-Pirates Star

1 Apr 13, 2021 01:01 PM in Orlando Pirates