Mere not contemplating retirement anytime soon

Veteran defender Vuyo Mere is not intending to hang his boots any time soon.

The 38-year-old defender is currently in the books of TS Galaxy FC. Mere might be in the twilight of his career but he is still going strong.

He is maturing fine like an old wine. Mere burst to scenes back in 2001 in the colors of Hellenic and has not looked back.

He has enjoyed a trophy-laden spell in his glittering career. The diminutive defender boasts two league triumphs and multiple domestic silverwares he lifted with the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns and Platinum Stars.

Mere has made it clear that he still has the burning desire to achieve more in his career.

“I’m still going strong. I haven’t thought about retirement yet. I’m still making the team week in and week out and I’m also appreciated at TS Galaxy. I want to achieve things in my career,” Mere explained.

The former Bafana Bafana international is still left with another season at Galaxy. He joined the club from Swallows at the start of the year.

His leadership qualities have made a significant difference for the Rockets.

“I can say I train more than any other players. I can’t say I also have more discipline than other players either. I think it is a grace of God because many talented players were more disciplined than me. There can only be one person who is looking after me and that is God. If you don’t have God in your life, it doesn’t matter what you do. Without God, there is nothing possible.” Mere concluded.

The Rockets will face Richards Bay FC at King Zwelithini Stadium in the DSTV Premiership tussle. The kickoff is set for 5 pm on Sunday.

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