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‘Benjani Mwaruwari can play until he is 38’


JOHANNESBURG — Experienced Zimbabwean striker Benjani Mwaruwari, who turned 35 last month, is not about to call time on his career anytime soon.

Report by Kick Off

The veteran striker, who has signed a one-year contract with Bidvest Wits, is among a group of experienced players that were brought in by the club before the start of the season.

At 35, the former Jomo Cosmos, Auxerre, Portsmouth and Manchester City striker joins the likes of Pirates skipper Lucky Lekgwathi and Moroka Swallows’ Siyabonga Nomvete in the category of veteran players who are still holding their own in club football.

And Ralph Nkomo, Mwaruwari’s agent, insists his client is not considering hanging up his boots any time soon.

“Ultimately, retirement from football is his decision,” Nkomo told yesterday. “We have signed a one-year contract with Wits so he should be given space to honour his contract. His age is not a problem because he is a professional. He works hard to keep fit and he has a healthy lifestyle. In football, it is about looking after yourself and he has done this very well.”

Nkomo added: “Benjani can still play until he is 38. He is a big-name player. Look at players like Ryan Giggs who will play until he is 40.” — Kick Off

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