Arendse says he can keep playing until he's 40

Mamelodi Sundowns centre-back Wayne Arendse insists age is only a number and says he is determined to keep playing for a long time.

At the age of 35, most central defenders are nearing the end of their playing career, but Arendse has made it clear that he still feels full of energy and drive.

"I still feel I can go more than four seasons, I am still strong. You can't really put an exact time frame on how long you want to play, but perhaps I can call it a day when I am 40 or so," Arendse told Sowetan.

"Look at Zlatan... He's proving that if you have a good mindset and dedication you can keep on going. He's scoring goals in Italy after people had written him off."

Turning his attention to the current Absa Premiership campaign, which is suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, Arendse reckons Sundowns are in a good position to challenge for the title.

"We have a balanced squad, that's our advantage in the league. We can win it with the team we have. You see our youngsters are also playing their role... your Keletsos [Magkalwa] and [Siphelele] Mkhulises."

Arendse has been with Masandawana since 2012, when he signed from Santos, and has since helped the club win nine trophies.