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Mamelodi Sundowns defender Wayne Arendse feels inspired by Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Mamelodi Sundowns defender Wayne Arendse feels inspired by Zlatan Ibrahimovic

​Mamelodi Sundowns defender Wayne Arendse has picked AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic as his motivation to play football until a later age, Goal reported.

Arendse has been a professional footballer for 14 years having kickstarted his career in 2006 with Santos.

The veteran defender is turning 36 in November and believes that he will hang up his boots when he turns 40 - a career well lived.

“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 Live.

"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.”

Arendse has made 345 appearances and scored 145 goals since joining Sundowns in 2012.