Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs defender Kgotso Moleko has revealed how he
almost left the club some time back as he was not a regular starter, but his
wife and teammates kept encouraging him.
Moleko is now enjoying regular game time under coach Ernst
Middendorp which was not always the case under previous coaches.
The right back has come out and thanked the current
technical staff as well as a few teammates for keeping him going when times were
In quotes published on Goal.com, Moleko said: "To be
honest, and I am an honest person, even Bobby (Motaung) knows, but sometimes
you wake up feeling a certain way and when you get home your wife tells you
can't quit because you have kids.
"But there are also guys here who were very supportive.
"I would sometimes get calls from Itu (Khune), Rama
(Mphahlele) and (Bernard) Parker not knowing what they were going to say but
they would say 'we could see that at training you were not there'."
Moleko also said that the Amakhosi need to up their game as
they eye a strong end to the season.
The 29-year-old said: "We need to take this game a
little more serious and stop looking at what other teams are doing. We need to
up our game a little bit.
"We must stop conceding. With the chances we get I
think we need to punish teams."
Chiefs host Highlands Park on Saturday evening.