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‘I Don’t Think It Was Necessary To Keep A Player Of His Age’

Greg Etafia’s return to professional football following a four-year hiatus, has been met with much scepticism.

The Nigerian, who was last on the books of Moroka Swallows in 2015, currently holds a dual role at Highlands Park where he doubles up as a fourth-choice goalkeeper as well as an assistant to goalkeeper coach Rowen Fernandez.

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A decision was taken in January last year to reinstate Etafia, 37, who was working as a junior coach and player following a host of injuries to the team’s goalkeepers.

Behind the pecking order to the likes of Tapuwa Kapini, Marlon Heugh and Thela Ngobeni, Etafia has been retained by the Lions of the North on a short-term deal until the end of the season, something that the club’s co-director and shareholder Sinky Mnisi does not fully agree with.

“To be honest, I’m totally against that situation but if other people have decided on that, they can go ahead. I don’t think it was necessary to keep a player of his age as a player, I would have preferred if we got a youngster and groomed him to be our future goalkeeper. That is my honest opinion,” Mnisi told the Siya crew.

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Highlands currently hold a top eight spot on the Absa Premiership standings, and will be hoping to secure a berth for the MTN8, a competition in which they were finalists last season.

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