Is the old Sandilands goalkeeper ready to hang up his boots?
Wayne Sandilands has finally decided to hang up his boots at the end of the season, an Orlando Pirates source revealed. Apparently, the 38-year-old goalkeeper has stopped time to call his career for two years due to a lack of goalkeepers at the Buccaneers.
Now, with the Pirates promoting Kopano Thuntsane seemingly happy to be a third choice goalkeeper, Sandilands will end his illustrious career, which has also seen him play at Mamelodi Sundowns, SuperSport United and Platinum Stars.
“He is old, very old and he wants to do other things. It’s been too long. He could have retired three years ago, but there were problems in the club’s goalkeeping department. But he is now ready. Thuntsane is there and Siya (Siyabonga Mpontshane) is there too.
“I don’t think many people know that he is a pastor and a good role model for young people. For this (he too) he was detained at the club. The management loves him for it, but he leaves.
He should have been assigned the role of goalkeeper coach, but it doesn’t look like that will happen, “the source said.