AmaZulu striker Siyabonga Nomvethe has revealed the football stars he drew inspiration from while growing up.
The veteran striker, who previously turned out for the likes of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, turned 40 years old on Saturday.
The KwaMashu-born player says he looked up to the likes of former Brazil international striker Ronaldo, as well renowned South African football stars such as Doctor Khumalo and Shaun Bartlett.
“Growing up I followed the likes of Luiz Ronaldo, Doctor Khumalo, Paul (Pollen) Ndlanya, Shaun Bartlett, and it is amazing that I got to meet some of them. Growing up alongside them helped to shape me to be a better player,” Nomvethe told AmaZulu’s official website.
Nomvethe's professional football career spans over 20 years.
‘Bhele’ and his teammates at Usuthu are preparing for Wednesday’s Absa Premiership game against Bloemfontein Celtic at King Zwelithini Stadium.