Lehlohonolo Majoro explains Bidvest Wits move from Cape Town City
Posted: 3 January 2018 Time: 11:05
New Bidvest Wits striker Lehlohonolo Majoro has explained his choice in joining a relegation-threatened team after parting ways with Cape Town City in December.
With just six months left on his contract, renewal talks between Majoro and The Citizens hit a deadlock in December.
The Cape-based outfit subsequently saw fit to sever ties with the 31-year-old forward, who then wasted no time in signing for the reigning league and Telkom Knockout champions.
Majoro says accepting the offer submitted by Wits was a no-brainer, and feels the challenge his new teammates and coach presents is one he needed at this stage of his career.
“Basically, I just felt like it was time for me to move on [from Cape Town City] and, obviously, Wits is a big club and the current champions of the Absa Premiership,” Majoro exclusively explains to KickOff.com.
“They’ve been the team to beat of late because they’ve been competing for the league almost every season, and they’ve won quite a few trophies recently.
“I believe that, with the kind of players they have and a coach that has been there for many years and won so many titles, I needed the challenge. As soon as I heard they were interested I went for it.”
The Clever Boys currently being rooted to the bottom of the standings had no bearing on the former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs frontman, who believes it’s only a “temporary phase that can be dealt with”.
“I didn’t even think twice about it [relegation risk], because I know it’s a temporary phase – once or twice in a while a team has to go through such, perhaps as a test of character,” he adds.
“But I strongly believe this is a situation that can be dealt with and easily avoided. I have no doubt that we will be able to move out of that zone that we’re in at this point in time.”