Mabhuti Khenyeza has ruled out coming out of retirement to lead the line for Maritzburg United.
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Maritzburg chairman Farook Kadodia recently confirmed the club are negotiating with AmaZulu to deploy Khenyeza upfront this season.
Khenyeza was still under contract with Usuthu before hanging up his boots and joining Maritzburg as an assistant coach at the turn of the year.
The 36-year-old says he was left in the dark over discussions to utilise his expertise as a striker.
“No one told me anything in the club about playing again,” Khenyeza said.
“I only saw that on KickOff.com. They didn’t tell me whether they are negotiating with AmaZulu about me returning to the field as a player.”
He added: “I’m done with football as a player. I will never change my mind. I have a role to play and that is coaching.”
Asked if Kadodia has discussed the matter with him, Khenyeza said: “The only reason I’m here is coaching, not to play again. I will never change my tune. My time is done as a player.”