Nomvethe joins Uthongathi FC to come back from retirement


Siyabonga Nomvethe announced his retirement from football last season while he was at AmaZulu.

DURBAN - Former Bafana Bafana player Siyabonga Nomvethe announced his retirement from football last season while still on the books of AmaZulu.

But six months down the line the 42-year old is back in the game in the GladAfrica Championship playing for Uthongathi FC.

Nomvethe has a wealth of football experience having played for teams in the Italian Serie A, Sweden, the Danish Superliga and for the national team.

Last season Nomvethe announced retirement while at AmaZulu.

Months down the line the former Bafana Bafana striker has come out of retirement after his former team AmaZulu failed to deliver a job he was promised.

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“I have already spent six months not doing anything. I wasn’t expecting I would come back and play again and because of the situation the team approached me and said I have to come and help the team."

The former Bafana Bafana player admits it’s been difficult sitting at home doing nothing after his retirement.

The PSL’s all-time leading goal scorer added that he was disappointed at AmaZulu for failing to deliver on the role they had promised.

“I was very disappointed you know not having a job and every time when I wake up in the morning I have to take the kids to school after that I’m not doing anything. It was hard to sit down that’s why I was thinking you know it will be better if I go back and play.”

Nomvethe made his debut for Uthongathi this past weekend against Free State Stars.

Uthongathi are second of the log after 17 games with 31 points.