Dr. Kaizer Motaung, the chairman of Kaizer Chiefs, has lauded former player Eric Mothoho. After the Chiefs management opted not to renew Mathoho’s contract, which expires in June, he was treated to a party at Naturena last week. Mathoho joined the team in 2012, when Stuart Baxter was attempting to revive it. Players like Bernard Parker, Gaxa, Masilela, Letsholonyane, and others were around at the time. Tower was hampered by injuries last season, but Arthur Zwane has shown no desire in using him after his recovery.
He has left Chiefs, where he thrived and is now looking for a new team. “I am actually, lost for words. I don’t know how to describe this man because he never had a black mark against his name,” said Dr. Motaung in a statement released by Chiefs this week.
“He was always quiet. and I don’t think any of his peers and teammates will be able to say anything negative about him. I am sure all of his colleagues have much praise for what he has done for this club.
“I must say I am very proud, and thankful, that Tower came in. He is a very good example, in terms of his behaviour and his demeanour. He plugged the gaps that we had at the time. The contribution he has made is significant. He is obviously different from the normal players that happen in football today.
“His staying in one team for ten years makes him feel that he was a complete person in Chiefs. For him to have stayed at the same club for 10 years actually shows the commitment and the love he has for this Club, because he could have had the chance to say no, perhaps to go overseas, but he stayed and stayed the course,” said Dr Motaung.
Mathoho joined Chiefs as a young player who had created a name for himself in the country after demonstrating his ability in 2012 at Bloemfontein Celtic, a team that has since sold their PSL status. Mathoho played for Bafana Bafana before being side-lined by an injury.
Which DStv Premiership team he will play for in the upcoming campaign is still unknown. There are rumours that he might join SuperSport United or TS Galaxy, which recently sold a defender to Chiefs.