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Former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Lebohang Mokoena says he had an option to extend his stay at the Brazilians, but opted to leave instead because of his passion to play football.
“I was not going to watch my career go down the drain,” Mokoena told Sunday World.
“It is about fairness. If somebody is out, I need to come in and play. If it doesn’t happen that way, I don’t belong in such an environment where a player can lose form and still play… I did speak with the coach (Pitso Mosimane), but every coach has his players that he trusts.
“I love Sundowns and I played my heart out for the team, but you have to look at yourself in the mirror as well and ask, ‘I’m getting paid, but for what? To come to training?’ Me, you pay me to play football, not to sit and watch other people play.
“I didn’t see my chance coming and I tried my best. I have been praying very hard to get an opportunity to play, as I’m passionate about football. It is not about money and I come from a team, Orlando Pirates, where I was taught that if you work hard, the money will follow. I have never put money first.”
Meanwhile, Mokoena insists that he doesn’t regret leaving Orlando Pirates in 2009 to join Sundowns.
“No ways. I don’t regret anything in my career. Pirates was wonderful and that’s the team I grew up supporting, and I still support them. They’ve done a lot for me and I am who I am because of Pirates. I had a splendid time at Pirates and I still go to visit.”
Mokoena, who is currently without a club, says he is waiting for his agent, Mike Makaab, to inform him where he’s going to play his football next season.
“For now, I don’t have anything concrete, and I’m just training on my own. I’m just waiting on (Mike) Makaab to inform me of the offers that he’s been looking at. He’s been looking in China and Qatar, plus some local clubs.”