Following their near miss on promotion to the English Premier League next season, Brentford FC confirmed a decision taken on Kamohelo Mokotjo’s future.
The Bafana Bafana midfielder spent three seasons at the Championship side having joined them from FC Twente in the Netherlands and had signed a short-term deal to complete the current season after it was halted by Covid-19 back in March.
“Brentford FC can confirm that Nikos Karelis and Kamohelo Mokotjo have now left the club. The pair signed short-term extensions to contracts that expired on 30 June to take them through until the day after Brentford’s final game of the 2019/20 season, as per EFL protocol implemented due to the three-month cessation of fixtures because of the Covid-19 pandemic. With the campaign ending on Tuesday, Nikos and Kamohelo will now leave,” read the statement on the club’s website on Thursday.
At 29, Mokotjo is expected to still remain playing football at the highest level with his focus now on getting a team ahead of the new season, whether it is in the UK or elsewhere in Europe, but there is no talk yet of a return to his native country.
He watched from the stands as Brentford suffered heartbreak in the promotion play-offs against Fulham on Tuesday night having only come off the bench twice for a combined 15 minutes and missed several matches since the restart because of an Achilles injury.
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