Khenyeza calls time on illustrious career


Former Bafana Bafana and AmaZulu striker, Mabhuti Khenyeza has announced his retirement from football at the age of 36.

The Howick born striker broke onto the scene at Maritzburg City in 2001 before going on to feature for the likes of Golden Arrows, Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns. He spent two-and-a-half years at Usuthu after joining the club in 2016, making 62 appearances for the club.

Khenyeza’s name will go down among the most potent strikers in PSL history. He notched up 110 goals and currently sits second on the all-time leading goal scorers list behind Siyabonga Nomvethe.

“I have enjoyed every moment of my football career but it is time now for a new chapter in my life,” Khenyeza said.

“I’m extremely grateful for my time at AmaZulu. I owe a lot of thanks to management, the technical team and my teammates for their understanding as this was not an easy decision,”

“I’d also like to thank the supporters for always being behind me and the team,” Khenyeza added.

With six months left on his current deal at AmaZulu, Khenyeza has opted out of his contract to pursue his interests in coaching.

“I am extremely sad to see him leave. He was such an integral part of the club, both on and off the field,” AmaZulu General Manager, Lunga Sokhela said.

“He has always expressed his wish to coach and as a club we could not stand in his way. I hope we will work together again in the future,” Sokhela added.

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