Marouane Chamakh not officially retired yet

Marouane Chamakh not officially retired yet

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Mar 19, 2018. 18:30

Former Arsenal and Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh insists that he has not retired from professional football just yet.

The 34-year-old is currently a free agent after leaving Cardiff City at the end of 2016.

This past weekend he returned to the home ground of Bordeaux, the Stade Matmut-Atlantique, to play in a charity game which preceded the Ligue 1 clash between his former club and Rennes.

"It's been a long time that I have not played, about a year [his last competitive appearance was November 5, 2016, with Cardiff City],” the Moroccan told Canal+.

He added that he has “not officially” hung up his boots and added, “I hope I can resume”.

Chamakh also represented West Ham United and Crystal Palace in his career, and racked up over 60 caps for the Moroccan national side, including appearances at four Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

His career peaked in 2009 when he was a key player in Bordeaux’s Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue double.

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