JOHANNESBURG – Kaizer Chiefs’ assistant goalkeeper coach Brian ‘Spiderman’ Baloyi could come-out of retirement this weekend if necessary to play for South Africa’s Castle Africa 5s champions Milano FC when they feature in Africa’s six nations tournament that will be hosted in Zambia this weekend.
Milano will have Baloyi as their mentor and substitute player when they compete for a ticket to go and watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia against Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Lesotho and tournament host’s Zambia.
With the Johannesburg-based team only having six players in their squad, Baloyi might be set for a cameo in likely suppressing conditions such as an injury. However, far from wary, ‘Spiderman’ says if he has to put his boots back on, there won’t be a shock reaction from his system.
“I’ve played five-a-side football before, and I love this game,’’ Baloyi said. “If I have to play there (in Zambia) it’s not going to be a shock to my system. It won’t be as if I am playing something that I don’t know. When I play five-a-side I don’t play in goals, people who know me when I play this game, know that I am a finisher – I score goals.’’
He continued: “Coach Pitso (Mosimane) and late Shoes (Moshoeu) were the ones that introduced me to five-a-side 15 years ago. When I started playing this game, I wanted to improve my technique so that’s why I play as an out-field player.’’