Nearly four months after leaving the now-defunct Bidvest Wits, Elias Pelembe is considering a number of proposals but is in no rush to find a new team.
Pelembe has been linked to DStv Premiership newcomers Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) in what would be the final chapter of the illustrious career of the 37-year-old midfielder and Mozambique captain.
The curtains finally came down on the Premier Soccer League (PSL) transfer window on Monday night, 30 November but the experienced winger – a free agent – could still join a new club at any given time since free agents are not restricted by transfer windows.
A four-time league champion, Pelembe is still clubless following the unexpected sale of Wits to TTM at the end of the 2019/20 season but has stated that there are several teams in South Africa and Mozambique who are very much interested in his services.
“I’m still looking for a team. I have some offers on the table but I’m still studying them,” Pelembe told Sowetan all the way from Mozambique.
“I have two in the GladAfrica Championship, one in the DStv Premiership, and a few from teams here in Mozambique, so I’m still checking which ones will fit me.
“Maybe before the end of next week, I would have made a decision. I’m not in a hurry to get a team. I’m currently training alone to get fit. I have a gym at my house … and I am in good shape,” he added.
Age might not be on his side in his late 30s and considered old but he believes he can go on for another three years before he calls it quits.
“I’m still feeling well. Maybe after two or three years, I will retire. People will still see the best out of me. I’m still the way I was. Even my shape, as I said, is okay.
“Everything is okay. I’m injury-free. The reason I’m delaying to join a new team is that I want to get a proper club where I will be happy and where I can play regularly.
“But as I said, next week I will know which team I’m joining. I want to take my time to make the right decision. I don’t want to rush things,” concluded the former Wits star, who still got mileage in his legs.
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By FARPost Reporter