Former Bidvest Wits defender Bongani Khumalo says he still remains hungry to play at the highest level despite being clubless.
The ex-Bafana Bafana defender says he wants to join an ambitious football club and he believes he still has a few seasons left in him.
Khumalo recently parted ways with the Clever Boys after playing 19 matches in all competitions last season.
However, the 31-year-old is one of the players who parted ways with the Clever Boys at the end of the past term and he is now looking for a new home.
However, his failure to command a regular spot at White Heart Lane forced him to be shipped out on loan to a number of clubs such as Reading and Doncaster Rovers among others.
He made his return to the PSL in August 2015 to join Matsantsantsa, but he had a short stint before reuniting with former SuperSport coach Gavin Hunt at the Braamfontein-based club six months later.
With Wits, he managed to win the PSL title and the MTN8 Cup in the 2016/17 season before helping them to lift the Telkom Knockout Cup last season.
As a free agent, the Swaziland-born centre-back says he has endured ups and downs in his career and has urged the youngsters to be strong because a football career can take to you to many different environments.
“I am still hungry and desperate to achieve things‚” Khumalo told TimesLIVE.
“I still think I have a few good years left in me. In fact‚ at my age these should be the best years for a centre-back,” he said.
“I am very much keeping an open mind about my options and looking for a club that has vision and a good idea of where they see themselves in future,” continued the defender.
“In terms of where that club is situated‚ that is probably the least important thing for me because I have always moved around a lot in my career,” responded the lanky centre-back.
“I have gone through some difficult times in my career‚ both at home and abroad‚ and I feel like this is the best time to share that,” he added.
“I went out on loan a lot when I was at Tottenham because the most important thing for me was to get game-time‚ get minutes under my belt and become a better player,” continued the 31-year-old.
“As a young player it is not about the glamour of playing for X or Y; you just need to get minutes in matches to keep on learning. Even now, I feel like I am learning all the time,” concluded Khumalo.