DURBAN – AmaZulu are planning to use the iconic Siyabonga Nomvethe as the club’s brand ambassador in youth programmes.
Bhele, as Nomvethe is he affectionately known by the football masses, recently hung up his boots following a sterling career that many aspire to, but few will achieve.
Usuthu’s General Manager Lunga Sokhela explained the new role that Bhele will be commanding at the club following his retirement.
“We’ve spoken with some of our sponsors. It is going to be a joint thing that we will do with them. It will help us so that Bhele can be an ambassador to some of our programmes. Already we’ve spoken to Build It. We also want to use him a lot for PR. He will be an ambassador and a role model for the younger players. It is an on-going talk but it is where it is heading right now,” Sokhela said.
Bhele represented all the big clubs in the country. During his glittering career, he played for Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Moroka Swallows and Usuthu. Nomvethe also competed in two Fifa World Cups, three Africa Cup of Nations and the Olympic Games. He also played in Italy, Sweden and Denmark.