Mphela reflects on his failed move to Chiefs from Downs

Former Bafana Bafana striker Katlego Mphela admitted that his move from Mamelodi Sundowns to Kaizer Chiefs was a bad move for his career.

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Mphela, whose career took a downslide in 2014 when he joined Amakhosi following six successful seasons at Chloorkop, says he does not have regrets but still feels his move to Naturena was a bad choice.

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Former Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs striker Katlego Mphela during his stint with Kaizer Chiefs.
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“I don’t necessarily have any regrets in my career because I have done what I was supposed to do, but I would say my move leaving Sundowns to Chiefs, I don’t think it was a good move for me,” Mphela told FarPost

“It was supposed to happen because of other things in football and I think that’s one decision I think about in my life but not necessarily to say that I regret going to Chiefs but the timing of the move was not correct. You know everything I knew from football was from Sundowns and for me to change that I think the timing was not right,” he said.

The 35-year-old forward opted to sign for the Glamour Boys who offered him a three-year contract instead of staying at Sundowns where they had offered him a one-year extension.

When the former SuperSport United star was asked about his relationship with Coach Pitso Mosimane since he left Sundowns, he revealed that they are no longer in contact.

“I don’t know. We don’t talk. We have not talked ever since I left,” he said.

Killer, who last played for GladAfrica Championship outfit Royal Eagles in 2017, has revealed that he is now involved in football development through his Katlego Mphela Foundation.