I want to retire at Mamelodi Sundowns, says Arendse

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Arendse remains hungry for success and has stated that he wants to end his career at Masandawana

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Wayne Arendse recently signed a new two-year deal with an option of an additional year.

The 32-year-old has enjoyed a successful last few years at Masandawana having won several major trophies, including the Caf Champions League and Super Cup.

However, Arendse is not done yet and wants to continue competing at the highest level as he remains hungry for success, and hopes to wind down his career at the Tshwane giants.

"I want to finish my career at Sundowns,” Arendse told The Sowetan.

“You want to play in the Champions League and for a team that's competing for the league title every season. That's where Sundowns is. That's why I committed. The hard work continues," Arendse said.

Arendse missed out on a large portion of the Brazilians’ title run-ins through injury, and now that he is back in training, he is raring to go. He also believes that despite Sundowns missing out on Premier Soccer League (PSL) title, they will be a force to be reckoned with in the new season.

"Next season we need to be ruthless at home,” Arendse said.

“We had about four games at home in the closing stages of the season and drew most of them. We are going to rectify that," Arendse added.

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"I feel strong and can't wait to play. It's about being patient because the guys have been doing well, but I am ready to play," he said.

Next up for Sundowns is a crunch Caf Champions League encounter in Ethiopia, and Arendse has expressed that only victory will do if they are to keep their hopes of defending the title alive.

"We have to win just to be up there on the table. Even St George are thinking the same thing. It will be a good game to watch because both teams will attack. I think we will do well," Arendse concluded.

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