Kaizer Chiefs defender Kgotso Moleko says he nearly left the club due to lack of game time.
The Free State-born right-back is now enjoying regular game time under coach Ernst Middendorp and he has thanked the club as well as his teammates for their support.
“I thank the management for keeping me for so long, it is not easy for a player to be here for more than six to eight years without much game time… I also thank myself for the discipline and focus and believing in myself. A lot of people helped,” said Moleko to the media.
“To be honest, and I am an honest person, even Bobby (Motaung) knows… but sometimes you wake up feeling a certain way and when you get home your wife tells you can’t quit because you have kids. But there are also guys here who were very supportive,” said the defender.
“I would sometimes get calls from Itu (Khune), Rama (Mphahlele) and (Bernard) Parker not knowing what they were going to say but they would say ‘we could see that at training you were not there’,” he revealed.
“We need to take this game a little more serious and stop looking at what other teams are doing. We need to up our game a little bit,” continued Moleko.
“We must stop conceding. With the chances we get I think we need to punish teams. You saw what happened last night (between Mamelodi Sundowns and Cape Town City) teams are using their chances. We also need to start using our chances,” he concluded.