Failure to get a club could lead to Tefu Mashamaite deciding to call it quits in the game, according to sources close to the former Kaizer Chiefs defender.
Mashamaite was last in South Africa’s top-flight during the 2017/18 season with SuperSport United.
Towards the end of last year, the experienced centre-back teamed up with ABC Motsepe League outfit Baberwa FC, after struggling to secure a deal in professional ranks.
The defender’s struggle in his search for a new club continued again this season, as he failed to secure a deal despite having trained with different clubs, including Black Leopards and Chippa United.
An indication is that the 35-year-old former Absa Premiership Footballer of the Season could be nearing retirement from professional football, after he recently quit training with a group of out-of-contract players in Gauteng.
“Tefu Mashamaite has been training with a bunch of out-of-contract players in Jo’burg, but has since left. Don’t be surprised if he decides to retire as that is what he has previously mentioned,” said the source.
Mashamaite also had a stint abroad in his career with Hacken in Sweden.