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Phakaaathi Reporter
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4 Sep 2017
4:26 pm

Mokotjo reveals why he signed for Brentford  

Phakaaathi Reporter

Bafana Bafana midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo says he turned down an offer from an English Premier League side to get an understanding of English football.

Kamohelo Mokotjo has joined Brendford from FC Twente. (Brendford)

“It would be a shame for me to choose a Premier League club and not be ready or not understand the type of football that’s played in England‚” Mokotjo told The Sowetan.

“Oh yeah‚ I had options in the Premier League but yeah I’m a person who makes my decisions very carefully‚ because I don’t want my development to stop‚” Mokotjo continued.

“I need my game time.

“I’m still 26 and I’m not saying I’m young‚ but I’m 26 and I still have time‚ you know.

“If I have a good season‚ make another move and yeah‚ I really need to get used to the style of football there – that’s the most important thing for me first in order to make an even bigger step.”