Ricardo Nunes: No PSL move for former Bafana Bafana defender

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Former Bafana Bafana defender Ricardo Nunes has played down the possibility of playing in the PSL after his contract with Pogon Szczecin expired at the end of last season. 

Nunes, who won five caps for South Africa between 2012 and 2013, is currently a free agent after his contract with Pogon expired at the end of the 2019/20 campaign, but he has no immediate plans of returning to his country of birth.

The 34-year-old has instead moved back to Portugal, where he spent most of his childhood, after making 153 appearances across all competitions over the last six seasons with the Polish side.

In an exclusive interview with snl24.com/kickoff, the Johannesburg-born left-back has since revealed that he is still waiting to see what his next move will be, but that a move to Mzansi and the PSL looks unlikely given his current circumstances.

"No, I don't think so, I don't think so," Nunes replied when asked if playing in the newly-named DStv Premiership was a possibility for him next season.

"I'm in a different stage of my life now because of my family and my priority would be to play here in Portugal with a nice project. I'm waiting, I'm waiting to see if some things come through and if there's a possibility to have a contract here.

"If not, only something extremely exceptional offer from abroad would make me go out again, especially with all [that is happening with the coronavirus]. My kids are home and my wife is taking care of the business so I think it's very important for me to present with them here now because it's a tough moment."

This article is a supplement to the full interview with Ricardo Nunes in the October edition of Kick Off Magazine. The latest copy can be purchased online here and includes insight from former national team manager Gordon Igesund.