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Keegan Ritchie ‘enjoyed’ brief Europe stint

Posted: 22 July 2014 Time: 21:44

Former Kaizer Chiefs left-back Keegan Ritchie says while he is not at liberty to disclose why he parted ways with Czech side Slavia Prague, he “enjoyed” his spell overseas.

The former Moroka Swallows and Chiefs full-back is back in the country looking for a new team just a few months after he moved to the European country.

Critics have subsequently ranked him in a list of local stars who have secured overseas moves only to return after finding the going tough, while it has previously been speculated that his side was facing financial problems.

“Unfortunately I cannot disclose the reasons why I left. I am not allowed. It is a confidential matter,” the 24-year-old tells

“My stint there went well and I enjoyed myself. I played in five consecutive games last season but unfortunately got injured. I was definitely part of the team’s plans as they liked the way I played.”

Ritchie has started a trial with Bloemfontein Celtic, where he is hoping to convince coach Ernst Middendorp to hand him a fresh chance in the PSL, and he has the mentor’s backing.

“Keegan is a good and experienced player and it is nonsense to say he is on a trial. We will assess him. He does not have to prove anything to anyone,” says Middendorp, who used the player at the weekend as his side won the inaugural Charity Showdown.


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Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-07-22 20:03:37

Ds is a multi pure cow haha he cn u play overseas nd cm bk nd hv am trials @ celtic? Nt even @ dunusa haha ds is a pure joke mxm,i st remember what Benni did to hm in a derby

deleted_31440430_KC Philosopher
posted: 2014-07-22 21:03:04

 i really like dis lad. Very underated

posted: 2014-07-23 03:08:06

hw cn u enjoy jst 6mnths nd cme back.xem bt gudluck at celtics

Tolly (Bobby's dogs just bark to anything that mov
posted: 2014-07-23 04:59:38

Typical product of a particular team. Why do we have to be surprised because they do have overseas rejects in the form of Mphela, Parker, Masilela and Gaxa. The less said about Shabba who failed trials with the team playing in a league equivalent to our own Castle/ Motsepe League the better.

They are now holding their thumbs, praying day and night for yet another overseas reject -to-be, arrest my case!

posted: 2014-07-23 05:48:24

"Ritchie Rich" should be converted into a winger because he's very good going forward.his crosses are accurate and his also a useful free-kick taker,'s the defensive part of his game that's making him look bad......

Champ Msiznero
posted: 2014-07-23 06:00:35

FootFancyWork I believe so as well, he's not used in a right way

posted: 2014-07-23 06:02:15

Yaxoka how many free did he take n scored xoki ndini accurate crosses my foot this Richie is a cow

posted: 2014-07-23 06:59:51

Rather this guy than Mokgothu

Khosi Intellectual
posted: 2014-07-23 07:17:11

Pierats supporters r always stressing about wat is happening in Naturena neh

posted: 2014-07-23 07:34:52

TollybaThathe hahahahahahaha lol lol

posted: 2014-07-23 07:37:04

MXM this cow is useless , how can u play overseas and come back to be on trials at celtics now for the why why not the dunusa for the sign this cow--- only the zoo produce such

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