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Mathoho: Kaizer Chiefs defender signs new three-year deal

15:51 GMT+3 12/09/2019
Erick Mathoho Kaizer Chiefs,  August 2019
Mathoho has been rewarded with a three-year deal for his loyalty to Amakhosi. His new contract will expire in June 2023

Kaizer Chiefs have handed defender Erick Mathoho a new three-year deal.  

The news was confirmed by Amakhosi on their social media platforms on Thursday afternoon. 

Mathoho has been with the Soweto giants since 2012, but his impressive start to the current season has convinced the management that he deserves an improved contract. 

Tower, as Mathoho is affectionately known, has scored two goals in four league matches for the club so far this season. 

This is considered a huge improvement given the centre-back's lack of game time in the previous campaigns. 

As things stand, Mathoho is regarded as one of the senior players in the current squad alongside the likes of Bernard Parker, Willard Katsande, Itumeleng Khune and Kgotso Moleko. 

Overall, he has featured in 118 matches for the Glamour Boys and scored 18 goals in the process. 

Mathoho joined Amakhosi from Bloemfontein Celtic seven years ago, and this new contract means he is likely to join a long list of players who spent 10 years and more at Naturena. 

His contract was set to expire in June 2020, but according to the club, his new contract will be effective from July 2020 and expire at the end of June 2023.