Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
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14 Dec 2017
12:17 pm

Mathoho over troubles, looks forward to a better 2018

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Kaizer Chiefs defender Erick Mathoho has revealed that the two consecutive red cards he received at club and international level affected him.

Daniel Bennett gives Erick Mathoho a red card during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

The 27-year-old also admitted that his game was suffering as a result of personal problems.

Mathoho was highly criticised as he seemed to drop standards for Amakhosi and at times conceded clumsy free kicks and penalties.

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“I am over everything now. I know I was going through a phase and my game was suffering but I am over those things now. I am looking forward to getting back to my best next year,” said Mathoho.

Mathoho also supported coach Steve Komphela’s statement he made after a recent draw where he said he felt some of the Amakhosi players do not know what it means wearing the club’s shirt.

“The coach is a like a father to us and he always supports us. If he says something like that, it is to build us,” he said.

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