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Shabba Not Retired, Reveals Platform Given For Mdu, Obrigado

Former Kaizer Chiefs star Siphiwe Tshabalala has insisted that he’s not retired yet, and also revealed how he helped Amakhosi youngsters Mduduzi Shabalala and Mfundo Vilakazi.

Tshabalala, 38, has been without a club since leaving AmaZulu in August 2021 but hasn’t officially retired yet.

During a recent Nedbank Cup event where the new ambassadors, including Pitso Mosimane, were introduced, Shabba was asked whether he has hung up his boots yet.

“Not yet retired, but once that moment comes I’ll let you know,” he replied.

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Tshabalala also explained how his foundation is helping to change the lives of young kids, with current Chiefs youngsters Mdu Shabalala and ‘Obrigado’ Vilakazi being part of his program before.

“I’m very involved with my foundation, which we launched back in 2013. We’ve been focussing on sports development and also integrating education and also life skills as well,” he stated.

“That’s my space, that’s my role that I’m playing in sport development. We’ve had so much success over the years. There’s three players that are now playing in the Nedbank Cup that played in [our] tournament two years ago, if not last year, including the coach.

“We got Mduduzi Shabalala, Mfundo Vilakazi, those are the players, we gave them a platform to stay. They are also students, we helped them with bursaries as well.

“There are programs where we also help coaches, in terms of going to coaching courses as well. It’s a holistic program, where we are trying to help.”

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