Veteran midfielder Jabulani Maluleke has revealed that he chose loyalty to Polokwane City when he was approached by Orlando Pirates.
The 37-year-old has been an integral part of Rise and Shine’s impressive season, captaining them to a fifth-place as he featured in all but four league matches despite his advanced age.
Having won trophies during his time at Supersport United, Maluleke revealed to Daily Sun that he was presented with a possible opportunity at top honours in the colours of the Soweto giants, but turned it down – instead opting to try lead his current side to glory.
“I won two leagues titles in a row (at Supersport United) and now I’d love to win a cup with my current team as I’m enjoying my stay here,” he said.
“Before the past season started, I did get an offer from Pirates, but loyalty is everything. I chose to stay with City.”
Maluleke has been a City player for half a decade, since leaving Supersport in January 2014 after falling down in the pecking order at the Tshwane outfit.
Despite being one of the oldest active players in the PSL, he was involved in 13 goals in the 2018/19 season, netting four times and providing nine assists – the fourth most in the league.
After helping the team to their best finish in the top flight, Maluleke said he was pleased with his contribution.
“We had a great season but hectic, we played well and in unity to make sure the team finished in a good position on the log and personally I’m happy with my contribution,”