Grobler Insists He Is Not Ready to Retire

SuperSport United striker, Bradly Grobler.

SuperSport United striker Bradley Grobler plans not to retire anytime soon, as he vowed to continue playing professionally for as long as possible, despite his age.

The Matsatsantsa striker turned 35 last month, and it had been mooted that he would bring the curtain down on his 22-year professional career after undergoing several months with injuries, more especially last season.

The former Bafana Bafana striker has enjoyed a glittering career during the last decade. The veteran’s trophy cabinet includes two Nedbank Cup titles, one MTN8 title, one Telkom Knockout title and a 2020/2021 PSL top goal scorer award. The only major club honor he’s failed to win is a Premiership title.

The 35-year-old striker is still competing at the top of the South African, with SuperSport are enjoying a fine campaign, sitting five points clear of their nearest rivals  but 19 points behind Mamelodi Sundowns who top the DStv Premiership table.

Speaking after their 2-0 victory over the struggling Maritzburg United on Friday, where he scored his 100th PSL goal, Grobler said he still has a lot to offer in the topflight.

“I still want to keep playing, I would like to play for as long as I can. I feel really good currently,” Grobler told journalists after the match.

“Reaching the record of PSL all-time goalscorer is something I would definitely want to go for. It has been a little bit of difficult period for me. Over the seasons I missed many games through injuries.

“I have fought different operations, but it is what it meant to be, and it has been good, I have enjoyed it. I still I have got a lot to offer. You know, as the years go, we get older, you get older every day. Over years, you get old, over months you get old,” he added.

“At the moment, out of 21 games, I think I played 20 games and missed one through Covid.  I think when I was younger, I could not play over 20 games and a season and now I have done it. I feel good, I can finish 90 minutes, so for me there is no doubt that I can go for a few more years.”

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SuperSport United striker, Bradly Grobler.
SuperSport United striker, Bradly Grobler. ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix