Ex-Chiefs midfielder takes jibe at PSL


Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder James Kotei has looked to discredit the quality of the Premier Soccer League while reflecting on his short spell at Naturena.

Kotei is now on the books of Salvia Mozyr in the Belarusian Premier League, which is currently the only European league still in play despite the threat of Covid-19.

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The Ghanaian has yet to feature in a competitive match for Mozyr, who have won two and lost one of their opening three matches of the season thus far.

Having spent six months in South Africa after arriving from Tanzanian outfit Simba SC, the 26-year-old defensive midfielder has since looked back at his time with Chiefs and compared of the standard of the Absa Premiership to that of the Tanzanian Premier League.

“Some people considers Tanzania League as of low quality but when I went to play in South Africa, I realised that in Tanzania, their League is not low as many people think," Kotei said in an interview with Tanzania's Daily News.

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"Only [difference is] that there are minor things which needs to be addressed there [in the TPL]. In South Africa, the coverage of their League is big but not its quality."

The comparison was made despite Kotei's failure to play a single competitive fixture during his time with Amakhosi, who subsequently shipped him out to make way for Kenyan midfielder Anthony Akumu in the recent January transfer window.

He further commented on a possible return to Simba, who he admitted he still has plenty of affection for, but refused to confirm or deny the possibility of reuniting with the Dar es Salaam-based club.

"I respect Simba fans a lot. They are in my blood. I love them and they love me too. [I] just want to wish them well, but nobody knows about the future," he said in the same interview.

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