Bobby Motaung: The main reason for Brilliant Khuzwayo's Kaizer Chiefs departure was for an opportunity to play more games

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The now former Amakhosi keeper has been linked with a move to the Sea Robbers, but his next destination is yet to be revealed

With goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo having played his last game for Kaizer Chiefs last weekend, the club’s football manager Bobby Motaung has thanked the net minder for his service.

Motaung said the Durban-born keeper gave his all for the Soweto giants and that they respected his wish to leave the club in search of regular game time.

Khuzwayo was handed the captain’s armband on Saturday afternoon in their 2-1 win against Ajax Cape Town as they wrapped up the 2017/18 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season.

The outgoing keeper thanked ‘Bobsteak’ for giving him an opportunity to play for a club he grew up supporting, saying that is a rare opportunity for any player.

In a statement, the manager said Chiefs have agreed to allow the shot stopper to not extend his contract, with the two parties amicably ending their six-year relationship.

Speaking to SuperSport TV after their win over the Urban Warriors, the 28-year-old thanked the chairman (Kaizer Motaung), his teammates, staff and supporters for supporting him at Chiefs.

“Brilliant Khuzwayo approached the club asking for a blessing to move to another club at the end of the current season,” Motaung said in a statement issued on the club's website. 

“The main reason for his departure is for an opportunity play more games because he is not getting any younger,” he revealed.

“Brilliant gave us his all and we’ve given him our support throughout his stay with us,” Motaung. added,

“When a player has been good to the club and asks to spread his wings, we have to respect his wish,” he continued.

“We would like to wish Brilliant well in his future endevours. We thank him for his dedication and outstanding service to Amakhosi,” Motaung concluded.

Khuzwayo made his switch from Thanda Royal Zulu (on loan from AmaZulu) in 2012 as a 22-year-old and has played 37 matches for the Naturena giants.

Although he has been Itumeleng Khune’s deputy for the NO.1 spot, the keeper remained mum regarding his next destination.

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He preferred to say his agent, Tim Sukazi will reveal everything in July. Khuzwayo though, has been linked with moves to Cape Town City and Orlando Pirates in recent times.

 

 

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