South Africa legend Siyabonga Nomvethe is set to be offered an ambassadorial role at AmaZulu FC, the club have confirmed.
The former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates ace retired at the ripe old age of 41 at the end of last season after a career spanning nearly a quarter of a century.
Usuthu, who he served for the final four years of his illustrious career, have always maintained that they would like to keep him on in some role and club General Manager Lunga Sokhela has now shed some light on what that role could be.
Late last year, Nomvethe announced that 2018 would be his last, but he decided to stay on until the end of the previous campaign, before retiring in May.
The KwaMashu-born forward has enjoyed a glittering career both locally and abroad, whilst also winning more than 80 caps for Bafana Bafana.
Speaking at the end of 2018/19, he admitted that his future was uncertain, adding that he was still deciding his next move.
The Premier Soccer League’s record goal-scorer has however indicated that he would like to get involved in coaching.
A few local football veterans hung up their boots at the end of last year, the likes of Teko Modise, Mabhuti Khenyeza and Paulus Masehe included, and most of them have been kept within football.
Nomvethe too said he likes the idea of mentoring young players.
Last month Nomvethe received an honorary doctorate in sport from St Paul Bible Institute. He was recognised for his contribution to the game and serving as a role model to youngsters.
Regarding those that hold the future of the game in their hands, Nomvethe offered some important advice based on his lengthy career as a player. – Report by Thahir Asmal