Former Kaizer Chiefs FC one of the longest serving players Eric Mathoho who has not won any signature since leaving Amakhosi, is believed to have rejected a possible offer from outside South Africa.
In Lesotho elite league, one of the top teams with the most fans, Bantu FC tried to sign a former Chiefs defender after losing their key deffender Motlomelo Mkwanazi who has left the club and joined Botswana Defence Force XI in Botswana. This is according to Lesotho’s local publication, Lesotho Soccersector. The report also reveal that Bantu FC had enough money to pay Tower, and the reason why he decided against the offer is not about money.
According to the mentioned newspaper, Mathoho was not happy with Bantu FC’s training pitch and all Lesotho’s grounds. Now the negations have ended as there is nothing Bantu FC can not do to address Mathoho needs. Tower is still searching for a new home, as he is yet to announce his retirement from professional football.
Apart from that, according to Soccerzela, the former Chiefs defender Eric Mathoho took out a bond to purchase a house in 4 ways Joburg on his former agent TS Galaxy Boss Tim Sukazi’s name. Eric’s failure to pay the bond has resulted in Sukazi taking full ownership of the house & told him to pay or move out.
In other news, Kaizer Chiefs FC management has finally made a statement, after the latest reports regarding Itumeleng Khune. Chiefs statement as follows;
Kaizer Chiefs Statement on Itumeleng Khune
At the conclusion of the Club’s rigorous disciplinary processes last week, the committee has taken stern action and decided that Itumeleng Khune should be temporarily separated from the team until certain conditions have been fulfilled.
As a Club that upholds the highest levels of professionalism, in which discipline forms a key component, Kaizer Chiefs initiated an internal investigation after certain incidents involving Khune came to our attention. The investigation was essential in ensuring the proper functioning and unity within our team.
During his absence, Khune will be expected to attend and actively participate in certain programmes designed to support his personal growth and development, with support from the Club. These programmes are specifically aimed at helping him address challenges and issues he is facing, while promoting a positive team culture.
The Club has taken steps to address his transgressions and certain sanctions were instituted, including removing him from the Club captaincy of Kaizer Chiefs.
As Kaizer Chiefs, we believe in applying corrective measures to achieve personal growth, and we are committed to providing the necessary support to Itumeleng during this period. Once he has completed the required programmes and met the set expectations, he will be welcomed back into the team.
The team remains focused on the upcoming fixtures and the continued pursuit of excellence. We have full confidence in our players and coaching staff to maintain our high standards and achieve success in Khune’s absence.
Kaizer Chiefs would like to assure everyone, including our supporters that we remain committed to our core values of discipline, integrity, respect, and unity. We appreciate the unwavering support of our loyal supporters and encourage them to stand together with us as we navigate through this challenging phase.