The Namibia captain qualified with a law degree (LLB) from the University of Pretoria last year – which is also where he has been playing his football for the past four years after joining from African Stars back home.
The 28-year-old will now be returning to Stars while also getting into practice as he is already attached to a law firm based in Windhoek.
“I am relocating and going back home to Namibia because I couldn’t take any of the offers that were tabled for my services in football, some of which were actually peanuts,” Ketjijere tells KickOff.com.
This website understands that Maritzburg United, Cape Town City, Free State Stars and Highlands Park were among the clubs that showed interest in Ketjijere.
“I had offers here in South Africa but besides having issues with what was tabled I also had a problem with having to go for trials first. Why should a club demand that I first come train with them when I have already been playing in South Africa for the past four years? I don’t think you should be training with a club when don’t have a contract with them, otherwise you will just be on trials. It doesn’t make sense for me plus I am not desperate. I haven’t received any offers in football that will warrant me staying here.”
Ketjijere notes that he will now be doubling up working in law while playing for Stars in Namibia where football is yet to reach professional levels.
“I will rather go into practice than to be a desperate footballer. A career in law will sustain me for many more years to come while football is a short career. The whole purpose in me studying was to cushion myself for these kind of days, football is a good job but not reliable as it is not long term. I have already started with a law firm back home which will help me gain the necessary experience. I will still play for my former team Stars in the meanwhile and then probably retire after about two or so years to focus fully on my law career,” says Ketjijere, who clocked up 97 starts in his four-year stay at Tuks.