In looking back to when he came through as one of the promising youngsters in Mzansi’s topflight with Kaizer Chiefs, Tlou Molekwane is grateful to the Soweto giants for giving him the opportunity to play for the club.
Molekwane had been with the first team at Amakhosi from 2009 to 2012, having come through the youth development at the Soweto giants.
Following a career that was disrupted by injuries, the former right-back retired last year at the age of 30, having also played for Polokwane City, Bidvest Wits and Bloemfontein Celtic in his career.
“Chiefs is a big club as we all know and that’s where my career started from their development. Today I am a responsible man because I was taught very well at Chiefs not only about football but about life in general. I was well groomed from the development structures and up to the senior team. Chiefs changed my life for the better and the situation at home,” Molekwane told the Siya crew.
“I would like to thank coach Doctor Khumalo, coach Ace Khuse and coach Ntsie Maphike. I am grateful to everyone at the club from the ladies who did our laundry and cooked food for us, the kit men, drivers and everyone. I was at home at Chiefs compared to the other clubs I played for. The players are treated the same in that team,” he added.
“I would also like to thank Kwanele Kopo – the SuperSport United MDC coach – as he is the one who discovered me through schools’ competitions. We were playing in Durban when he discovered me and that’s when I joined SuperSport United development. I was there for a year before I left to join Chiefs (development),” he concluded.