‘Spiderman’: Baloyi to retire from football

2011-06-15 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Veteran goalkeeper Brian Baloyi has announced his retirement from football after 20 years in the game.

Baloyi, who is affectionately known as “Spider-man”, enjoyed a successful career playing for both Kaizer Chiefs and more recently Mamelodi Sundowns, while also winning 24 caps for Bafana Bafana along the way.

The 37-year-old believes there is no better time than now to hang up his gloves and is grateful for all the memories.

“I have achieved almost everything in domestic football, which is why I have decided to quit the game before being booed off the field,” Baloyi, who will join Sundowns’ marketing department from next season, told Sunday World.

“I have enjoyed every moment in this beautiful game where I played for two of the biggest clubs in the country,” he added.

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