A forgotten former SuperSport United midfielder has opened up about the struggles that forced him to forget about PSL football.
Mothusi Gopane has had some challenging times in different PSL teams but is now playing for Cambodian side Boeung Ket FC after an unsuccessful spell in the Absa Premiership.
In an exclusive interview with KickOff.com, the Taung-born left-winger explains how he ended up in the small Asian country.
"I played for SuperSport United in 2015, they saw me playing for Polokwane City's MDC team and they bought me. I was there for couple of months," Gopane says.
"I ended up not getting game-time so then I asked for a loan, and it was when Stuart Baxter was coming in as coach. By the time they announced him I was then moved to Free State Stars, who also didn't give me game-time."
Gopane's unsuccessful career in the PSL continued after he left Stars for Mbombela United as he was struggling with injuries that kept him out of action for over a year, which thwarted a chance for him to join Ajax Cape Town.
"I then got an offer from Ajax Cape Town and couldn't take it because I was still not 100 percent fit," he explains.
"Then the whole of 2017 I was injured with a tendon injury that took me 14 months to recover fully."
Gopane was rescued by ABC Motsepe League side Baberwa FC, which was the last team he played for in South Africa.
Baberwa have recently also handed lifelines to the likes of Lerato Chabangu, Luyolo Nomandela, Thapelo Tshilo, David Zulu and Rooi Mahamutsa, who is now at Ajax.
Gopane reveals who was behind his move to Cambodia.
"There's someone who has been running things for me, Gloria Brown. She's been there from day one. She's like my mother and has saved my career."