'Chiefs didn't give me a chance'


A free agent who's sitting at home waiting for offers admits he is still in the dark as to why he was not given a chance in the Kaizer Chiefs first team.

Left-back Lethlogonolo Mirwa, who joined prior to the start of the 2018/19 season from ABC Motsepe League side Buya Msuthu FC on a three-year deal, reached a mutual agreement last month to end his stay with the club after a year.

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'Scara' found it difficult to break into the Amakhosi first-team squad last season with Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya, Godfrey Walusimbi, Happy Mashiane and left-winger Philani Zulu being preferred instead.

"Well I can't just not play and not get game time because you know it's been a while now I've been with the team and I haven't really got a chance to play for the first team," Mirwa tells KickOff.com.

"So I think I've done what is best for me you know. It was just a mutual agreement. The coaches haven't said anything. So far I don't have a reason why I wasn't playing. Me too I don't know you see, but to be honest they didn't tell me why I was not playing. I don't have any specific reason to say this is the reason why I wasn't playing.

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"I don't regret my move to Kaizer Chiefs, it's just that the way things happened I didn't foresee the situation to be like this because the way I started, I started well with the team and I was just looking forward to working for the team you know. 

"And it doesn't change like... I'm still 24 you know, there are a lot of opportunities out there, I'm still 24. I can't put my head down and be like it's the end of the world or anything, no. I just have to find myself again and I've been in this situation before, I know how it feels and I know something will come up.

"Ja well I have enjoyed my time at Kaizer Chiefs like especially the people I have worked with, the technical team and everyone, all the workers. I've actually taught myself a lot, especially being in that environment you know.

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"Ja my level of respect right now is beyond another level and going forward I'm just going to take the knowledge that I have gained from Kaizer Chiefs and use it wherever I'm going."

The talented defender says he is currently sitting at home in the North West province waiting for offers.

"So far I haven't found a team yet. I'm home but I'm looking for something. Something might just come anytime soon. I can't mention one now but any team is welcome. But there's something I'm working on," he explains.

"I'm available for any team to play for, but right now I can't mention anything. Ja I just have to wait for January and then work hard."

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