Polokwane City sign Mondli Miya from Real Kings
Posted: 29 January 2018 Time: 10:15
New Polokwane City signing Mondli Miya is delighted to be back in the PSL.
Miya played his last game for National First Division outfit Real Kings on Saturday, signing off in style with a goal in a 1-1 draw with Uthongathi FC at Princess Magogo Stadium.
It was the midfielder's second goal this season in 14 league appearances for Kings, having joined them at the beginning of last season from Royal Eagles.
The Kaizer Chiefs academy graduate, who was at Naturena from 2002 until 2009, was given a signed jersey by his teammates on leaving.
The club also had 'farewell Miya' printed on jerseys which were held by players and the club's technical team, including coach Simo Dladla.
He boarded a flight to Polokwane on Sunday and will start training with Rise and Shine today.
“I have signed a two-year deal with Polokwane City with an option of two years, and it was my last game playing for Kings on Saturday,” Miya confirms to KickOff.com.
“There's no better feeling than what I'm feeling right now when you are a footballer.”
He leaves Kings, who were promoted last season, in second place on the First Division standings with 31 points from 18 games. The Magic Boys are seven points behind log leaders Highlands Park.
The former Witbank Spurs, Dynamos and Black Leopards player says Kings was like a home to him and has urged the players to keep the fire burning in the race to win promotion.
“I'm very emotional because there's so much I want to say, but I can't express it into words. But they know I made countless messages to them for what they did for me because they gave me the platform," Miya adds.
"They showed me respect and I wish them only the best in their quest to be successful this season and promoted to the PSL, because the way they treated me was alright, I was happy.
"For me Kings, it felt like a home, so you can imagine it was very emotional for me. To all the players, I say to them, keep it up gents, work hard as we have been doing, not to say now that I'm gone and who's next to take over my place.”