- Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo was forced into early retirement earlier this month due to an ongoing ankle injury
- Khuzwayo has now signalled his intention to become a football coach in future
- The shot stopper first made a name for himself as he propelled Kaizer Chiefs to victory in the MTN8 in 2014
Briefly.co.za reported that Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo previously made the sad announcement that he was forced into early retirement earlier this month due to an ongoing ankle injury.
The 29-year-old was in the prime of his career when the injury struck at the start of the 2018/ 2019 season.
Briefly.co.za recalls that Khuzwayo had just joined Orlando Pirates when tragedy struck.
As they say, every cloud has a silver lining and Khuzwayo has now revealed that the early exit might pave the way for a new career into coaching.
He said, “My journey into football won‘t end here. I know it’s painful but we are going forward no matter what.”
The youngster added, “The next step is to become a coach, that’s where my target lies. But God shall continue with his blessings.”
The Daily Sun reported that Khuzwayo only racked up 41 matches in total during his playing career.
After starting his career at Amazulu, Khuzwayo was forced to play second fiddle at Chiefs.
However, he achieved cult status after an epic display catapulted the Amakhosi to success in the MTN8 in 2014.
It was an injury to Itumeleng Khune that afforded Khuzwayo the opportunity to shine during the competition.
During his time at Chiefs, Khuzwayo managed to win two league titles, the Nedbank Cup as well as the Wafa Wafa over a period of six seasons.
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