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Cape Town City's Lehlohonolo Majoro explains 'spectator' tweet during Orlando Pirates spell

Posted: 15 August 2016 Time: 13:45

New Cape Town City FC striker Lehlohonolo Majoro believes that the tweet he made before the end of last season is not the reason for his fallout and eventual departure from Orlando Pirates.

Majoro spent most of last term sitting on the bench and with a few weeks remaining in 2015/16 he tweeted: ‘Tired of being a spectator’. The tweet was perceived to be a jab at Pirates for the striker’s lack of game-time.

But Majoro, who is now settling in well at City, says people got it wrong.

“There are so many speculations about our lives,” the player tells “Whatever we say or do people always have their own perception. When I said I’m tired of being a spectator, who said I was referring to football? I was saying I’m tired of being a spectator in life in general. You can’t treat your life like a passenger; you must be in charge of whatever decision you make. People read too much into that tweet but I’m not surprised because that is how people are. I can’t control people; I can only control what is happening around me.”

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City kick off their season with a league match at home to Polokwane City on Tuesday, 23 August before taking on Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN8 quarter-finals three days later. Majoro says he is looking forward to being on the field again.

“I’m looking forward to being on the field of play and it’s been a while since I last played football. And now at Cape Town City I stand a better chance of playing. But it won’t come easy because I have to fight for my position because no one is guaranteed. It will be an exciting moment for me and the club. We will only focus on Polokwane City because that is our first match. We can’t talk about Chiefs now because it’s one match at a time. But it will be a great feeling if we open the season with a win.”

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