How Mathoho ended up signing new Kaizer Chiefs deal

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Tower signed a new deal with Chiefs about a month ago after several European teams kept him waiting during the January transfer window

Defender Eric Mathoho had no choice but to extend his contract with Kaizer Chiefs, Goal can exclusively reveal.

According to a source within the Amakhosi camp, several European clubs, including those from Russia and Belgium, initially showed interest in the lanky centre-back.

However, none of them submitted bids to sign Mathoho during the January transfer window, and the player saw it fit to commit his future to the Amakhosi for the next two years.

Tower’s previous deal was set to expire in June this year, and chances were that he would leave Chiefs for free at the end of the current season.

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“Well, there were [European] teams interested in him, but we last heard from those teams at the start last year. They kept Tower waiting, and he eventually had to secure his future with Chiefs,” the source told Goal.

“He’s happy at Chiefs and that’s why he couldn’t wait forever. We will see if we hear from them at the end of the season. They will come back if they are still interested,” the source

Mathoho remains an integral member of the Amakhosi team, and the Soweto giants would somehow be pleased that he remained loyal to them despite the player’s ambition to ply his trade in Europe.