...By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
After spending 11 years at Kaizer Chiefs, Erick Mathoho, the Amakhosi legend, has penned an emotional farewell letter as he departs from Naturena.
In his heartfelt message, Mathoho expresses gratitude to the club and its supporters.
Taking to Instagram, Mathoho addressed the chairman, Dr Motaung, expressing his appreciation for the opportunity to play for one of Africa’s biggest teams.
He acknowledges the warm welcome and treatment he received from the entire Kaizer Chiefs family throughout their journey together.
Mathoho reminisces about the shared memories and moments over the 11 years.
The departing defender also extends his gratitude to the Kaizer Chiefs supporters, thanking them for their unwavering support and kindness, both on and off the pitch.
He further acknowledges his teammates, expressing his gratitude for the moments they shared on the field.
Mathoho concludes his letter with a message of love and peace.
He also expresses his gratitude to the QT Sports family for their representation and the opportunity to work with them.
Having made 259 appearances and scored 26 goals during his tenure, Mathoho leaves a significant legacy at Kaizer Chiefs.
His 11 years of dedicated service saw him win four titles, including two PSL triumphs.
Despite limited playing time in his final season, he will always be remembered as an Amakhosi legend known for his exceptional defensive abilities.
As Mathoho bids farewell to Kaizer Chiefs, he can leave Naturena with his head held high, proud of his remarkable career.
The towering defender has made an indelible mark on the club.
Kaizer Chiefs and its supporters extend their gratitude and appreciation to Mathoho for his contributions over the years.
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