Cape Town - New Chippa United signing Daine
Klate insists he didn't move back home just to see out his career - viewing it
as an opportunity to give back to the community.
The 33-year-old winger has signed up with
Dan Malesela's side for the 2018/19 campaign after being released by Bidvest
Wits at the end of his contract last month.
Klate is the Premiership's most decorated
footballer having won six league titles during spells with SuperSport United
(three), Orlando Pirates (two) and Wits (one).
However, the former Bafana Bafana
international has dismissed the notion that he joined the Chilli Boys as a
swansong, claiming the hunger to succeed still burns inside him.
"The opportunity presented itself and
I jumped at the chance to join my home team. It was time for me to go back home
and there's a lot of work for me to do in Port Elizabeth," he told Daily
"It's not just about football, I also
want to help the community and share my football knowledge with the youngsters
here. It's about ploughing back to the community.
"I'm still able to play and contribute
in the field of play. I didn't want to leave it until late at 35 and 36 and
people will think I'm here for a retirement package.
"My boys have already started school
there and we already have a house there. They've been there for the past two
years and my goal was to always come back to Port Elizabeth.
"It'd be great if we win trophies at
Chippa. It'll inspire the young ones."