Mahashe makes up his mind at Baroka
Posted: 15 May 2018 Time: 11:00
Mzwanele Mahashe has confirmed that he will be leaving Baroka FC when his contract expires at the end of June.
The former Bidvest Wits defender was signed from Milano United when Baroka won promotion to the PSL last term and had an impressive debut campaign with Bakgaga, finishing as the joint-top scorer with six goals in 36 appearances.
This season the 30-year-old centre-back made 13 appearances in all competitions, 10 of which were in the first half of the campaign.
“Honestly on my side I am leaving. The only thing they said was that I should report back and honour my contract, but I have made up my mind, I am leaving the club,” Mahashe tells KickOff.com.
“The last time we spoke was six months back and we did not agree on a new contract, so that’s how it stands right now. I don’t see a future with Baroka because as you saw I did not play much in the second half of the season. I was not given a fair chance and no one came to me to explain why I am not playing. I was not injured, I am not a person who gets injured, and I kept on training.
“I had two beautiful seasons with Baroka and I feel I contributed immensely to the team, even though second half of the season I did not play much. But at the end of the day I can't select myself. I have never fought with them, but everyone wants to grow in life. I am just happy the team is still in the PSL and I will forever be grateful to the team.”
Mahashe says he has not spoken to any clubs as yet regarding his next move, but is hoping to have a clearer idea of where his next home will be in the coming weeks.
“I want to challenge myself with a different team and I feel that I am more mature. I need a stable team where I can compete for things. So that’s the situation right now.
“I have not spoken to anyone because the season has just ended, but this week I am going to meet with someone to discuss the way forward, to see which team is suitable for me. I am just happy that we have closed because I can be with my family and forget about football for a while. We will see what the new season brings for me. It's going to be an interesting June because players will be coming and going.”