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Siyabonga Nomvethe

EXTRA TIME: South African football reacts to Nomvethe's retirement

3:26 am AEST 15/9/18
Siyabonga Nomvethe of AmaZulu
On Friday the former Bafana Bafana forward announced that he will retire when his contract expires in December

Siyabonga Nomvethe is amazingly still playing at the age of 40 this season, and will continue to do so until he turns 41 in December.

Right now he is playing for AmaZulu, but over the last two decades he has represented South Africa at the 2002 Fifa World Cup in Japan and South Korea. Then at club level the highlights of his career were in Italy with Udinese and Empoli

“It’s time for the youngsters to take over. Football is about playing with the heart," Nomvethe said at a press conference on Friday.

"I have done my part. I am very happy. It is time to say goodbye,” he added.

"Thank you to everyone who supported me along the way," he said.

Here's how his fellow PSL stars, agents and clubs reacted to the news on Twitter.