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Polokwane City's Nicholas Motloung reveals Kaizer Chiefs snub

22:36 EAT 07/10/2018
Nicholas Motloung, Polokwane City, August 2018
The Rise and Shine defender was in tears when he expressed unhappiness for not getting a chance at Naturena

Polokwane City defender Nicholas Motloung was understandably emotional after walking away with the man of the match award against his former team Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday evening.

The former Amakhosi development player was instrumental for Rise and Shine in their 1-0 win and revealed that he was not given a fair chance at Naturena.

“I’d like to thank God for this talent and the coach for giving me the chance. I was deserving (to play). You can see I’m even in tears,” Motloung told SuperSport TV.

City bagged their win at an empty Moses Mabhida Stadium as Chiefs were found guilty of spectator misbehaviour by the PSL DC due to events that unfolded at the same venue last season.

The incident occurred during a Nedbank Cup semi-final clash where the Soweto giants lost 2-0 to Free State Stars forcing coach Steve Komphela to resign.

“I’m very emotional because I was first at Kaizer Chiefs, so playing against them is a big opportunity,” he said with teary eyes.

“I was never given a chance at Chiefs so I had to move to Polokwane to further my talent. I had a lot to prove,” he continued.

"I’ve been working very hard throughout the season and in the pre-season. The coach saw the best in me. He put me inside the lion’s den so I had to play and prove myself,” Motloung concluded.

Following the victory, coach Jozef Vukusic's men now sit at number six on the log table with 14 points and will prepare to face Maritzburg United at home on Saturday, October 27.

On the other hand, the Soweto giants will get ready and hope to return to winning ways when they face their old nemesis, Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium in October just after the international Fifa break.