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PSL Veteran Decides To Hang Up His Boots

Mame Niang Has Decided To Retire From Football

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 30, 2018 05:56 PM
Former Moroka Swallows and Mamelodi Sundowns striker, Mame Niang, has decided to call time on his career, retiring from football at the age of 34.
 
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The Senegalese forward, who won the Premier Soccer League’s Top Goalscorer award in 2005/06, spent the bulk of his career playing in South Africa, Germany and Norway, although he also had a short spell in Cyprus.
 
 
Niang retires having won trophies in Mzansi and Senegal, most notably the Nedbank Cup on two occasions, explaining that he has decided to focus on his family and business ventures after leaving Royal Eagles at the end of last season.
 
Speaking to the Siya crew, the ex-Wolfsburg man said, “It's been 15 years of pleasure on the field, and now I have decided to hang up my boots. It’s not because of my physical condition or anything, but because of my family and my business ventures. I’ve now got to make up for all the time that I lost in hotels and traveling with clubs by spending time with my family, looking at my businesses and securing my future.
 
“Of course I’ll miss being on the pitch, but I will still be involved in the game as an agent and maybe as a part-time analyst. I’ll always be around.”
 
The forward, a player with 112 career goals, explained that he did have offers to continue playing this season, although felt as though the time was right to call it a day.


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Matayitayi Jul 31, 2018 06:51 PM
Mdeyide pheeww
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Matayitayi Jul 31, 2018 06:51 PM
Long walk to freedom
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Madredz Jul 31, 2018 11:19 AM
@champMuziq.... Thats true my brother. It seems like there's football age & real age.
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champMuziq Jul 31, 2018 11:01 AM
@SL_hated_donkey aai kwedin subhanxapha mao sebunu
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xolilem123@gmail.com Jul 31, 2018 09:41 AM
No maan you call him Veteran this boy,
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SL_hated_donkey Jul 31, 2018 09:34 AM
@champMuziq Your father owns no football club, let alone a house, hence you're still staying at your grandparents' house. Now shut up and let me be.
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So-Mathabo-KBY Jul 31, 2018 09:08 AM
Fact of the day: Jomo Cosmos is NFD material
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ndleleni_89 Jul 31, 2018 08:56 AM
long distance thank you.
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MaTshepiso Jul 31, 2018 08:24 AM
This is the gentleman of the game, honest, soft and a human being at heart. A GREAT guy you will ever find. I met him and talked to him early this year in Durban. A lethal striker AT HIS PRIME and devastating header of the ball. All the best Mr Niang. Your contribution to South African football will always be appreciated and remembered by millions South Africans. I wished you played for Jomo Cosmos at some time.
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champMuziq Jul 31, 2018 08:16 AM
@SL_hated_donkey u are obssesed with Kaizerchiefs msende wenja
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champMuziq Jul 31, 2018 08:14 AM
@Madredz. Soccer plyrs cheat bro myb ths Mame Niang cow is 40something now
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Madredz Jul 31, 2018 07:59 AM
Good morning my fellow bloggers. Whats going on here, this Mame Niang was 30 in 2010. In 2018 he is 34? Hayi suka maan.
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Mremble007 Jul 31, 2018 07:48 AM
Teko, Katsande, Parker, Shabba and Bra Hlompho fanang ka space le lune maaahhhn erl...
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llumadi Jul 31, 2018 07:48 AM
@wash & wear or Bucket Ball
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Warras4phefeni Jul 31, 2018 07:39 AM
You played your part madala phumla ngoku
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scoreman99 Jul 30, 2018 10:48 PM
oversize jersy errr swallows sies
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PROPHET OF DOOM Jul 30, 2018 09:28 PM
The l0ng career 0f l0ng weekend finally came t0 an end,y0u will be missed in f00tball u were the best header.
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Line's Man... Jul 30, 2018 08:17 PM
34 - Hayi Suka!...
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sasuke Jul 30, 2018 07:14 PM
Is he still in luv with a white lady?
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Deftman05 Jul 30, 2018 07:10 PM
He has made enough money for his retirement, been around the world, away from his family, he really deserves to spend time with them now that he can provide for them without worrying about money.

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