Cape Town - Chippa United defender Thabo Nthethe insists his
relationship with former coach Pitso Mosimane at Mamelodi Sundowns was healthy,
despite a lack of game-time.
Nthethe recently left the Brazilians to join Chippa after
having spent four seasons of success at Chloorkop.
The centre-back arrived at Sundowns in 2014 from
Bloemfontein Celtic, and in 2016 was famously a part of the side which won the
CAF Champions League.
Nonetheless, in 2017/18 the 33-year-old fell out of favour
as he appeared just twice in all competitions for the Premiership champions.
However, he says there is no bad blood and he is focused on
doing well for his new club in Port Elizabeth.
Speaking to Kickoff, he said: "The relationship (with
the coach) was good, it's just the game-time. But all in all everything was
"He is one of the best and I was quite excited with the
way he was managing the team. I am very grateful for the chance I got at
"I am going to work very hard because I believe it's
not going to be easy. The team was doing well this past season and the season
"With the experience I got, I will do my best and try
to guide the youngsters. I am going to apply myself to the team."