Register Login Scores

Kaizer Chiefs

'Chiefs Not Renewing My Contract Didn’t Come As A Surprise'

In an exclusive interview with Soccer Laduma this week, a now former Kaizer Chiefs player opened up about why it didn’t come as a surprise when the club did not renew his contract.

Chiefs announced on June 30 that they will not be extending the contracts of Kabelo Mahlasela and Joseph Molangoane, while George Maluleka’s exit from Naturena was also confirmed on the day.

Click through the gallery to view some of the recent confirmed exits in the PSL

Molangoane joined the Soweto giants in December 2016, though had been out of action for long periods of time due to serious injuries.

Read more: Official: Latest Communication Regarding PSL Restart

After extending his contract by another year in May 2019, the 32-year-old made no appearances for Chiefs during the current 2019/20 campaign and Amakhosi decided against renewing his contract at the end of June, despite making a successful recovery from injury.

Speaking in issue number 1181 of Soccer Laduma, the player opened up about why it did not come as a surprise to him when the club did not extend his contract.

“Err... it didn’t come as a surprise because I understand that they’re running a business and I’ve been in the team for a year and-a-half ngingadlali (without playing). Nakubo (Even to them), surely this is something they looked into and decided against renewing my contract. I understand that, fully, and it was not too much of a surprise (when the contract wasn’t renewed) because I wasn’t playing,” the player told Soccer Laduma.

Read more: Micho Confident of Zambia Revival

“Obviously when you’re not playing, this happens to you before anyone else and the team will be looking ukuthola abanye abantu (to get other people) who will give the team something. Do you understand? It had to happen, at some stage, and that’s why I said I wasn’t too surprised. Either last week or in two years’ time, it was bound to happen at the end of the day. I always had it at the back of my mind because I knew it was just a matter of time…” he added.

The player also discussed:

  • His search for a new club
  • The lessons he learnt through his injuries
  • His message to the fans who are not happy to see him leave Naturena.

To read more on the exclusive interview with Molangoane, check our issue 1181 of Soccer Laduma. 

‘South African Sirino’ To Take PSL By Storm

Official: Latest Communication Regarding PSL Restart

2 Starlets Who Will Be Waiting To Hear From Pirates…

14 comments

Top 5

Breaking: Pirates Confirm Two New Signings

129 Sep 23, 2020 02:43 PM in Orlando Pirates

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Reported Mass Clearout At Ajax After Promotion Heartbreak!

4 Sep 23, 2020 10:22 AM in Siyagobhoza

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

16 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Defender Comments On Pirates Move Talk

7 Sep 23, 2020 09:13 AM in Orlando Pirates

Chiefs Officially Unveil New Home And Away Kit

219 Sep 22, 2020 02:50 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Highest-Paid Liverpool Stars Revealed

10 Sep 20, 2020 06:35 PM in English Premier League

8 Transfers Close To Being Completed

Sep 21, 2020 06:27 PM in World News

Breaking: Chiefs Confirm Two Assistant Coaches For Hunt

180 Sep 21, 2020 03:45 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Alleged Death Threats Made To Khanye For Chiefs Analysis!

266 Sep 22, 2020 03:43 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pirates Make Decision On Defender After Hlatshwayo Arrival

20 Sep 23, 2020 01:28 PM in Orlando Pirates

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

How Madisha Became The Cleanest Player In Mzansi!

46 Sep 23, 2020 12:09 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

6 Stars Who Could Be Affected By Tyson & Hotto's Arrival

7 Sep 22, 2020 01:20 PM in Orlando Pirates