Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs poacher Edward Manqele admits that he had given up on his dream of joining Amakhosi before his move earlier this season.
Whilst at Mamelodi Sundowns in 2013, Manqele had been heavily linked with a move to Chiefs but his employers at the time blocked the transfer.
The striker ended up at Chippa United last season, where he enjoyed a successful campaign before Chiefs came calling once again and he was finally able to join his boyhood club in August.
"Even I was surprised. You know I still had a contract with Chippa United when Mr Mpengesi told me that Kaizer Chiefs were interested in me. He asked me if I was interested and I said I was," Manqele told Soccer Laduma.
"Then the next day Bobby Motaung contacted me and I came to Johannesburg. The rest, as they say, is history. Though it was a surprise, I was happy to finally be playing for my childhood team.
"I don't play to prove a point to anyone. Chiefs signed me and I am here to do my job for the team. There is nothing for me to prove to anyone - just play the game I love, for the team I love."