Mokoena not retired, but on a break from football

Former Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena says he has not retired from playing professional football and may yet surprise everyone

The record Bafana Bafana appearance holder, Aaron Mokoena was last on the books of Bidvest Wits but left them in 2013 after just one season. This was after his return from England’s Portsmouth.

The 34-year-old says he has just taken time off from the game to focus on his business ventures.

“I retired in 2013. I was with Bidvest Wits. I didn’t really retire officially, I just wanted to take the time off. I just wanted to transform my life a little bit into business, and being in business you really need to be there, people want to see you, want to see the person behind the project.

“So, I thought let me just take the time off. Officially I am not retired. I might surprise you,” Mokoena told SuperSport TV.

‘Mbazo’ spent most of his career in Europe. He spent time in England with Blackburn Rovers, where he had spent five seasons before moving to Portsmouth in the 2009/10 season.

He also had spells with Belgium’s Germinal Beerschot and KRC Genk. However, his European venture started off in the Netherlands with Ajax Amsterdam.

Seeing that he has not retired as yet, it remains to be seen which Absa Premiership or any other global side take on his services.