Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Levy Mokgothu is not ashamed that he left Amakhosi without kicking a ball in an official match his two-year spell at the glamour club.
Mokgothu was among the 20 players that Chiefs discarded last month but the 26-year-old was the odd one in the group who left without playing an official match for the club.
That, however, has not changed the way he feels about the game.
In fact, Mokgothu says his miserable stay at Naturena has made him “stronger” and “wiser”.
“I’ve put it behind me. It was a learning curve. [It’s] funny [the setback] got me stronger. I will never take it to my next destination,” he said. “I used to say that I have seen it all in football but not up until I was there [at Chiefs]. I’m more wiser now.
“It’s not about what people say or what somebody else wants. I’m focusing more on myself and what I want to achieve in life. At my age I should be playing regularly.”
The Bloemfontein-born left back further maintained he’s still the same player who started 24 games in all competitions for Moroka Swallows three seasons ago.
“I want to be a better player than I was [at Swallows].
“I had great coaches at Chiefs, played with great players and I have picked up one or two things from them. I didn’t play an official game but I felt that I still got it in me when I played in the Multichoice Diski Challenge and I got a national call-up to play some Chan [Africa Nations Championships] games. I played two games under Shakes Mashaba and that tells me that if I play games, I can work myself up into the national setup.”
The defender said at least four PSL clubs had shown an interest.