Despite currently being engaged in a non-playing role at Kaizer Chiefs, Simphiwe Tshabalala has still not formerly retired.
Tshabalala has insisted time and again that he is not retired and wants to continue his playing career.
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SIMPHIWE TSHABALALA SAYS HE IS NOT RETIRED
“I am at a level where I can say I want to go and play here. I would not want to play for the sake of playing,” Tshabalala told South African media at a Nedbank event.
“I am not in a situation where I take everything that comes my way. I am not desperate. When I retire, I will tell you.
“I am still training, a lot, and I still play matches once a week. I am very active and still fit to play. I still love football and love playing the sport.”
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Tshabalala has been without a professional club since being released by Amazulu in August 2021.
He says that he been kept busy giving back to the community.
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His charitable foundation has been set up to aid the less fortunate and also has channels for him to give back to football.
He has shown very little interest in getting into coaching.
“I am also giving back to football in that platform. I love to give back to the sport that gave me so much in life. I am busy with my foundation in Soweto and we also do programmes across the country.
“Recently, we assisted in KwaZulu-Natal when there were floods and also delivered parcels during the [peak of] Covid-19, where we donated blankets and other essentials.
“We also donate school shoes to kids who come from poor areas.”