I have not retired – Monama


Well-travelled midfielder Raymond Monama insists he has not yet called it quits on his football career and he’s ready for the next move.

Monama was released by GladAfrica Championship log leaders Ajax Cape Town at the end of last season following a long-season with the Urban Warriors.

At the age of 30, Monama has played for eight teams since he began his professional career in 2010 but has not been attached to any team for the last eight months.

“No I have not retired, as you know I got injured while I was at Ajax but I have healed now,” Monama told FARPost.

“I could have joined a few NFD (GladAfrica) teams but that’s not my ambition, I still want to play in the Absa Premiership. I missed football a lot because I spent 9 months out with an injury but playing in the Phillys Games in December brought back that good football feeling,” he said.

On coming back to play at his former clubs (Black Leopards or Polokwane City) in his home province of Limpopo, Monama says he doesn’t rule out the possibility.

“Coming back home is not a problem like I said my aim is to play in the Premiership so anything is possible. I had the best facilities in the country at the South Africa Sports Science centre to work on myself so physically I am much stronger and more balanced than before,” added Monama.

Monama was part of the trio that included Rodney Ramagalela and Tiyani Mabunda that moved to Mamelodi Sundowns in a much talked about transfer in 2013.

He has also played for Cape Umoya United (Platinum Stars), Royal Eagles, Polokwane City, Black Leopards and University of Pretoria.

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