While the likes of Benni MCcarthy and Steven Pienaar headed home to complete their playing carriers, some ageing lads are busy traveling abroad in an attempt to revive their careers.

Mkhanyiseli Siwahla has expressed his delight after signing on the dotted line for Polish club Proch Pionki. 

Siwahla began his career with Ajax Cape Town in 2004. He became the youngest player to score a goal in South African professional football in 2004 at the age of 15 years and 174 days when he scored in an ABSA Cup game against Dynamos.

“I am happy for getting an opportunity for a new start in life. I am in Poland and excited to be here,” Siwali told Hinnews.com

The Cape Town born and bred Siwahla, 28, impressed during his trial with the Polish League IV side and has since been offered a deal to revive his career.

The former Ajax Cape Town winger said he is excited of getting an opportunity to revive his career.

“I am a mature person these days as I am living my life for someone else. I have a child that I should take care of and look after. Life is no longer the same like back in the day, where I used to live only for myself. I have to share little I have with my son,” said Siwahla.

” I waited for the likes of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates but they never came knocking so it’s their lose,” he stated.

He waxed lyrical about the warm reception he has enjoyed so far.

Senior career*
Years Team Apps
2004–2010 Ajax Cape Town
2009 →Bloemfontein Celtic (loan) 4
2010–2012 FC Cape Town
2012–2013 Chippa United 13
2013 Mpumalanga Black Aces 2

“When I arrived here for training with the team I had enquiries from other clubs from other divisions that wanted me to join them. They were offering me money and stuff but I decided to stay with the team I came here for. They took me from nowhere and gave me the opportunity. They like me and the supporters like me too,” he concluded.