Mokoena coy on future

07 February 2009 02:04
Aaron Mokoena's future remains unclear, with the midfielder set to become a free agent in the summer.

The South African international will see his contract at Blackburn Rovers reach its conclusion at the end of the current campaign.

Stoke are reported to have already expressed an interest in acquiring his services, while there is likely to be no shortage of takers for a man who has accumulated more caps for his country than any of his compatriots.

At 28-years-old, and with the 2010 World Cup heading to his homeland, Mokoena knows he must think carefully before deciding on his next move, with the guarantee of regular first-team football at the forefront of his mind.

"The next three years are very important for my career," the combative midfielder told

"I am not getting any younger and I also have the World Cup to think about, the most important sporting occasion my country has ever hosted.

"I need to find and play for a team in a top division, because of the World Cup.

"I am at Blackburn at the moment and I might stay here. Nothing is done yet.

"I am a free agent at the moment and I can speak to any team, but it is important to go for the right reasons. I have to play week in, week out."

Source: SKY_Sports