Chiefs veteran midfielder accepts possibility of retirement!

South African midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane has hinted on a possible retirement as PSL suspension casts doubt over his future.

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The 37-year-old midfielder revealed that the country’s shutdown complicates the possibility of a contract extension.

Veteran Reneilwe Letsholonyane still very much in Highlands coach ...
Teboho Mokoena of SuperSport United and Reneilwe Letsholonyane of Highlands Park FC during the MTN 8 final match between Highlands Park and SuperSport United at Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Letsholonyane’s contract with the Lions of the North is set to expire by the end of June.

“Ja it expires [ the contract] but like I said before it’s my agent who is taking care of those things,” Letsholonyane told KickOff.com.

“As for me I don’t really negotiate my contracts. So whoever is entrusted knows whether they have started the negotiations or not, so they go to my agent. But to me at the moment my agent hasn’t said anything.

“Like I said the last time before I even signed, in times like these I don’t feel pressured or whatever. If something happens, it will happen.

“Look, I think obviously I started when the league had already begun, already played few games, and I can safely say the games that I’ve played, including the effort that I’ve put in at training and attitude and whatever, I do think I’ve done my best.

“To answer your question, I can say I can only control what I can do which is my contribution and performance. So I’ve been doing what is needed to be done on my part.”

The former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana midfielder says he is not sure how many seasons are left in his legs before his body tells him to hang up his boots.

“I don’t know. Like honestly I don’t know. My answer to that question has always been when I feel that the love of doing this thing every day, waking up, going to training, the love is no longer there,” he explains.

“When I don’t enjoy waking up every morning, when I need to force myself, when I no longer enjoy doing stuff that I enjoy doing now, I think it will be that time I call it quits. When that is going to happen? I don’t know.

“It’s depending obviously on the day-to-day happenings in life. Sometimes a person wakes up and then decides something else. It depends on the situation at that particular time. But for now I love what I do, I still enjoy what I do. Football is my life.”