Orlando Pirates Goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo forced into early retirement.
Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo has announced his retirement from the game after battling with injuries in recent seasons. The 29 year-old former Kaizer Chiefs shot-stopper has never featured in an official Premier Soccer League game since joining Pirates a season ago.
Khuzwayo joined Pirates at the start of the 2018/19 season, after his contract at Chiefs expired, but never played for the Buccaneers. He said in statement:
“Unfortunately due to my ankle, I was unable to fulfil my dream (of playing for Pirates). I am a person who always wants to perform, knowing I can give my all in everything I do. However, due to my ankle and after consultation with the specialists it was said I wouldn’t be able to play at an elite level.
“For this reason I can no longer continue the way I wanted to. I would like to thank all the supporters who have been behind me from the day I joined this club. They were the main reason behind my motivation and drive to get better. They’ll always hold a special place in my heart. To management, especially the chairman, thank you for all you have done for me.”