Lekata resigns from AmaZulu for refusing to play in lower leagues

Josef Lekata has exclusively told Goal.com that his motive to resign at AmaZulu was because they had wanted him to play for the clubs lower division side
The player sent in his resignation letter, asking to be released with immediate effect after realising that the coach has no plans for him.

"The coach and the management wanted me to go and play in their Vodacom side and that exactly what prompted my decision to resign with immediate effect," said Lekata.

Lekata had only played five Premier Soccer League matches since making his  his debut for AmaZulu in May last year, a 0-0 draw against Jomo Cosmos, but he said this has nothing to do with him staying on the bench.

"It has nothing to do with not playing, because I could have stayed and worked hard till I got my game time. But it is another case when you are told that you need to play at a lower level," he said.

A source from AmaZulu also confirmed that the player had a problem with the coach (Graig Rosslee) and he felt that he is not going to be getting any game time anytime soon.

“There was nothing personal apart from that he had some issues with the coach. I think that when he felt that he is not going to play and decided to resign with immediate effect,” said the source.

The Free State stars born player said he is not sure where he will be going next, but he will wait to hear from his agent Mike Maakab of Prosport International.

“At the moment I am just at home, and I have not heard any tangible offers. My agent (Mike) will let me know on Wednesday which club I will be joining. I don't take anything personal with the coaches decision and I dont regret my choice of leaving the club,” said Lekata.

The 25 year old striker who started out his football career with FC Cape Town in the National First Division, went on to join Black Leopards and Bay United before AmaZulu.

“At the moment I am attending gym, and just making sure that whichever club I play for, find me fit,” he said.