The number of ageing football players who are bouncing back to the DStv Premiership is on the rise.
Most had already quit the beautiful game but others were club less for a while and sunk into oblivion.
Another ageing player who is determined to get a second chance is former Black Leopards midfielder Ivan Mahangwahawa.
The once talented midfield sensation was an integral part of the Leopards setup during his peak time at the club.
Mahangwahawa last featured for another Limpopo based side Baroka last season. He had made just six appearances for the club and was released as he was deemed surplus to requirements.
He has since struggled to find a new club and the fact that he was also recovering from an injury was another set back.
He told Soccer Laduma that he has since recovered from the nagging injury and he was raring to go.
“I picked up an ankle injury while I was at Baroka and then when my contract finished, I took a break, so that I can get healed quicker. I needed to find someone who can help me heal from my injuries, so I have not been to any clubs for trials and no one has approached me in terms of signing. I just wanted to make sure that I am fine and ready to start playing again,” 31Mahangwahaya said.
He added that finding a club had proved very difficult as he had not played for any team in a long while.
The lack of activity is another factor which could make it difficult for him to get a club.
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