Zimbabwe’s Costa Nhamoinesu is hoping to continue playing while also having an ambitious business plan as option B.
Costa’s Czech Republic club announced the 34-year-old’s exit after an inspirational seven years at the club.
“Costa Nhamoinesu leaves Sparta after seven years with the club. His contract expired and he is now free to look for a new club. We would like to thank him for all the good things he has done for Sparta!,” the club confirmed.
The Harare-born and former Masvingo United defender was available to comment on his departure from the club he captained and won two titles with.
“I did not want to end it like that, but that’s how it is,” Costa said.
“Thank you for all the amazing years. The most important thing for me is that we always stuck together, in good and in bad.
“The most important thing (after leaving Sparta Prague) is to stay healthy. I feel fit and strong. I feel like I can still push more. Hopefully, I will get a team to play for because I would like to continue playing,” Costa said.
So what does the towering central defender have in store should he be forced to make the big decision to retire from the game?
“I managed to obtain a Masters Diploma in Sports Management which I think is an important step for me.
“I wrote a business plan which is between sports academies and sports agencies, so it’s something to help the youths back in Africa and Zimbabwe because they have talent, but only a few of them can play at a higher level.
“They need to be told about professionalism, the demands and what you have to do to achieve success because it’s not only about talent,” concluded the former AmaZulu defender.