New Kaizer Chiefs striker Lehlohonolo Majoro has paid tribute to his former coach Manqoba Mngqithi for introducing him to top-flight football, he told kickoff.com.
Majoro completed his move to Chiefs from AmaZulu after signing a three-year contract yesterday.
The striker was amongst the PSL top scorers last season, netting 14 goals in his maiden season in the Premiership.
“He [Mngqithi] is one of the people that I will never forget as he gave me the opportunity to play professional football,” Majoro tells KickOff.com.
“He spotted me in 2008 and showed belief in my abilities to the extent that he signed me for AmaZulu last season. I will remain forever grateful and honoured to have played under him at AmaZulu.”
Majoro concedes that he will miss Durban and his Usuthu teammates.
“At AmaZulu, there was nothing like a senior player and others; it was just one big family. I will miss the team spirit and my teammates, especially Tsweu Mokoro, as I always looked forward to listening to his jokes at training.”
The Bafana Bafana striker is set to start training with Amakhosi on Thursday, but adds that he is already looking forward to playing for one of the biggest teams in South Africa.
“Challenges are everywhere in life, whether you play for a small or big team.”
Majoro will be teaming up with a former teammate at the USSA national team Tefu Mashamaite, who also signed with Chiefs recently.
“We have been good friends since our days with the South African University team,” he says.