He has for years been one of the most stylish midfielders in the country, and the heart and soul of Polokwane City.
But Jabu Maluleke has had to watch from the sidelines as Bafana Bafana have plunged the depths of despair with regards to World Cup and Afcon qualifying.
Now 36, that Bafana call-up won’t become a reality, but it doesn’t mean that those magical playmaking skills have disappeared.
In fact, Maluleke is still capable of producing those defence-splitting passes, as well as scoring and delivering perfect crosses from free kicks and corners.
Unbelievably, Wednesday marked the day that Maluleke received a Player of the Month Award, for October, for the first time in a 13-year professional career, according to the Premier Soccer League.