Orlando Pirates Legend Rooi Mahamutsa Has Not Retired Despite Not Having a Club

Orlando Pirates Legend Rooi Mahamutsa Has Not Retired Despite Not Having a Club

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:14 PM
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  • Despite not having a professional club at his advanced footballing age, Rooi Mahamutsa has not retired
  • The 40-year-old Mahamutsa was released by TS Galaxy at the end of last season but is still keen to play
  • 'Ngubo', an Orlando Pirates legend, got back into the public eye following an unpleasant viral video involving him and a troll

Rooi Mahamutsa has not retired, despite assumptions that he would hang his boots at the end of last season.

'Ngubo' (the blanket) has been without a club since being released by Motsepe Foundation Championship side TS Sporting at the end of the 2021/22 season.

He recently appeared in a viral video playing in an amateur match, where a troll mocked him for his playing days at Orlando Pirates, which brought him back into the public's imagination.

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Orlando Pirates legend Rooi Mahamutsa is still looking for a club. Image source: KickOff.
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According to The South African, the 40-year-old, who also turned out for the now-defunct Ajax Cape Town, said in an interview with Metro FM:

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“Honestly speaking, I haven’t retired in football. Any opportunity that comes, if anyone says 'you know what, come I need you to help me with this and this in my team,' I’d go there. I’d go and play and I’d give my 100% to that team."
"Anything and whoever, I’m willing to help not because I don’t have money, I can manage myself. Some people who have seen me playing say, ‘no you can’t be 40, look at that young boy [who is] 20 something but you’re running past him’."

KickOff reported in February that Mahamutsa had agreed on a deal with the Sporting until the end of the season. He worked with former Pirates teammate Benson Mhlongo, who is the current coach of the team.

Mahamutsa abused in viral video

The intimidating former Orlando Pirates defensive wall Rooi Mahamutsa can count on appreciative football supporters to have his back.

As reported by Sports Brief, a viral video showed the 40-year-old being heckled by a 'fan' as he played in an amateur team at an unnamed location.

This appeared to antagonise Pirates supporters as well as other football lovers, who refused to tolerate the disrespect aimed at 'Ngubo'.

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