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Absa Premiership: Khenyeza aim to retire at 40

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DOBSONVILLE, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 30: Mabhuti Khanyeza of Aces is battling for the ball with Lefa Tsutsulupa of Swallows during the Absa Premiership match between Moroka Swallows and MP Black Aces at Volkswagen Dobsonville Stadium on August 30, 2013 in Dobsonville, South Africa
DOBSONVILLE, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 30: Mabhuti Khanyeza of Aces is battling for the ball with Lefa Tsutsulupa of Swallows during the Absa Premiership match between Moroka Swallows and MP Black Aces at Volkswagen Dobsonville Stadium on August 30, 2013 in Dobsonville, South Africa

Mpumalanga Black Aces striker Mabhudi Khenyeza has expressed his desire to retire after the age of at least 40, a feat that most of South African players fail to acheive.

The talented striker is in his early 30s, but he is proving to be one of the dangerous strikers despite his discipline issues that have kept him out of recent matches due to suspension.

The former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns hit-man wants to emulate the success archived by former Turkish-based and Kaizer Chiefs fan favourite John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu, who put the curtain down in his career in his early 40s.

“I want to be one of the strikers to have played until the age of 40,” the 31-year old Khenyeza said in an interview with South African football magazineKICKOFF.

“In South Africa people think when you are 30 years you are a finished player, but that is not the case because in Europe we see players playing until the age of 40, and still display some glowing performances on the field.

Mabuthi Kanyeza is currently one of the few faces who got a chance to play for seven different clubs in South Africa where he was liked by fans and enjoying regular game time under different coaches.