Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
1 minute read
24 Oct 2019
3:23 pm

Mohlala warns players against badmouthing coaches

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Jethro “Lovers” Mohlala says players need to remember that they have careers to protect and should keep that in mind before blasting coaches publicly.

SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA: 21 December 2005, Lovers Mohlala during the PSL match between Jomo Cosmos and Silver Stars at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto, South Africa. Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images

The 43-year-old says coaches do what is best for the team and can’t give undeserving players game time out of fear of being labelled as career killers.

“It is within your rights to say whatever you want to say but remember that whatever you do or say will follow you wherever you go,” Mohlala told Phakaaathi.

“You could have been bought by the club while they didn’t have a coach. So for the sake of saving yourself from not being played or from other clubs looking at you as a player that goes to the media whenever they are frustrated don’t say anything. Get another club because the people you vent your anger to won’t help you get a team.

“Die inside and talk once you retire through a book or something, when it can’t affect your chances of getting a job.”

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