Veteran striker, Sphelele Mthembu has revealed how he felt after joining the Motsepe Foundation Championship club Pretoria Callies.
Mthembu, 35, has joined The Romans this month after a three-week training at the Pretoria outfit. Mthembu was a freeman after having been released by AmaZulu in July this year.
Callies began to scope out the market for a new striker following a string of poor results and striker Siminkiwe Mbonde’s injury setback, The Romans only had three fit natural option upfront in Oswin Appolis, Nyakala Raphadu as well as Mbonde, but felt Mthembu could add value in their striking department.
The former Kaizer Chiefs forward, who will be playing for the first time in the first national division, says his focus is to play football despite the standard of the league.
“For me, I feel okay, I was born to play soccer. No matter which division, as long as I enjoy football,” Mthembu told ThisIsFootball.Africa.
“I go where God leads me. My past won’t play me football, I have to start again and again. I have learnt life is beautiful when you understand seasons and God’s plan.
“I feel more hungry to play, and I was more interested to join Callies because I think I can help them since they were struggling to score goals.”
Asked if Mthembu has lately thought of hanging up his boots, he feels he still has a lot to give in football.
“Retirement, no that I will know when the body is not responding well anymore, now I am still strong,” he said.
“But I am also waiting for God to tell me if it’s time, as he did from the start of my career. Remember, I take care of my body, you should know it.”