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AmaZulu: Josephs will decide his future

AmaZulu say they won't renew Moeneeb Josephs' contract with the club and if he intends to stay as a coach, he will need to make that decision.

The 40-year-old former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper joined Usuthu in 2018 after leaving Bidvest Wits.

He enjoyed a stellar career in the Premier Soccer League, playing for Ajax Cape Town, Wits and Orlando Pirates.

Josephs saw his game-time limited at AmaZulu this season though and became assistant manager to interim coach Ayanda Dlamini after Jozef Vukusic was placed on special leave in March.

The duo oversaw a 1-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs in their only game in charge ahead of the enforced break, as a result of the coronavirus.

And with the league close to being restarted, AmaZulu general manager Lunga Sokhela has revealed they won't keep Josephs as a player.

Sokhela told IOL: "We spoke with Moneeb's agent. We said that Moneeb needs to come out and tell us what he would like to do, because this is not your regular player.

"If he wants to announce things like retirement, he must do that. He is the one that must talk about what he wants to do post his football career.

"From our side, we did indicate that we won’t be renewing his contract beyond the 30th of June."

Sokhela added: "Moneeb needs to come out and speak so that we can do this properly. We want to avoid a situation where there is speculation.

"We have to give him that respect. He teamed up well with (coach) Ayanda Dlamini during the Kaizer Chiefs match.

"We are open to that idea (of Josephs being an assistant coach). We are not against it, but we don't want to be seen as making decisions on Moeneeb's behalf."