With South African legend Siphiwe Tshabalala moving to Europe to play in Turkey at the age of 33, many locals are sitting up taking notice.
Here's a player who's not fading away in the lower leagues or retiring. Here's a player who continues to dream and set the standards.
Look at the smile on Shabba's face at his new club Erzurumspor. You can read about how Shabba is making the media and fans change their views on social media here.
He looks very happy isnt it?— Erzurumspor (@ErzurumsporENG) September 3, 2018
You are not too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.— Steve NOT Komphela (@BigWordKomphela) September 3, 2018
There is no timetable to start your degree, your family, business or whatever you want. Dont let others’ opinions of you hold you back.
It’s your life. Make it great.#MondayMotivaton
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The story of @siphiweshabba move to Europe at the age of 33, encouraged me not to give up in life. I might not working a decent well paying job but my time will come and I would afford to pay fees for better education of my kids and buy house and Car— BLACK TAX (@MatabaneSenior) September 3, 2018
Apart from today's defeat, Roger Federer's been most inspirational to me in keeping up high levels of fitness and training in sport. Cristiano Ronaldo is setting the example in the football world, and here in South Africa we see Siphiwe Tshabalala following Siyabonga Nomvethe— Ignat Football (@IgnatFootball) September 4, 2018