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Katlego Mphela Explained How painful it Was to Retire


The former Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana striker Katlego Mphela has explained how difficult and painful it was for him to end the football road.

Katlego Mphela
Photo: Former Royal Eagles Mphela

The 38-years old Mphela who lastly played for Royal Eagles in season 2016/17 had an emotional interview with Andile Ncube.

“Look, it wasn’t easy to retire from football but I had to.

“The reason why I stopped playing football was because I broke my ankle in 2017.

“I was then playing for Royal Eagles. I wanted to continue playing but there was no quicker way to recover.

“The doctor just urged me to retire and I did,” Mphela told Andile Ncube

Katlego Mphela and his Former Teammates
Photo: Katlego Mphela and his Former Teammates

“Killer” Mphela had also revealed his life after football and the struggle that most players face.

He also picked how stopped earning income affected his life.

Mphela known as killer had 247 appearance in professional football before hanging his boots.

From those appearance, he managed to score 78 goals in total for all clubs.

Mphela was one of the lucky players to play overseas where he joined French side Strasbourg and Reims from 2004.

He also made 53 appearances in National team and scored 23 goals.

Katlego Mphela at Chiefs
Mphela at Chiefs

“Life without income has just become difficult. This is because money was only coming out with no income.

I felt like I needed to have something that will generate income. I tried the Shisanyama but I failed,” he continues

For a full interview, visit Sports Amplified with Andile

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