Tower Mathoho says goodbye with a heartfelt letter

Erick “Tower” Mathoho, one the longest serving defenders who was released by Kaizer Chiefs on Thursday, has written an emotional letter bidding goodbye to the club supporters and bosses.

After months of speculation, Chiefs announced that they parted ways with the lanky Mathoho.

The Thohoyandou-born defender has been struggling to get back into the team after battling with injuries. Once a regular at the team, he has played a cameo role in the last couple of seasons.

“Firstly, I’d like to thank my chairman (Dr Kaizer Motaung) for the opportunity to play for one of the biggest teams in Africa, not only the country, Kaizer Chiefs,” said Mathoho on his Instagram account.

“You and the entire family have welcomed me with open arms and treated me as one of your own throughout our entire journey. In those 11 years we shared some great memories and moments together. To all Kaizer Chiefs supporters, I’d like to thank you for the support and kindness you’ve shown towards me through thick and thin, both on and off the pitch.

“To all my teammates, I’d like to thank you for the moments we shared on the pitch. Love & Peace. To the QT Sports family, thank you for the opportunity to work with you, representing me,” he said.

The news of Mathoho’s exit has not go down well with Amakhosi die-hard supporters who have been calling for his return to the starting line-up.

In the 11 years he has been at Amakhosi, Mathoho played more than 200 games and scored over 20 goals, even though he was a defender. He won several trophies with Amakhosi and earned himself 37 caps for the SA senior national team Bafana Bafana and twice for the SA Under-23.

Without his presence, Amakhosi have been shaky at the back and they conceded unnecessary goals which coach Arthur Zwane blamed for their woeful season.


Also Read: It’s official, Chiefs release Erick Mathoho

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