Ramahlwe Mphahlele vows to remain at Kaizer Chiefs until he wins silverware
Posted: 9 April 2019 Time: 08:00
Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele explained the personal significance of renewing his contract at the club and says he will stay at the club until he wins a trophy.
Mphahlele recently penned a two-year extension with a further one-year option, which could see him remain a Chiefs player until June 2022.
The 29-year-old old arrived at Naturena from Mamelodi Sundowns at the start of the 2016/17 season, carrying high hopes of adding to his collection of silverware.
However, that has not yet happened three seasons later, and the Bafana Bafana full-back thus feels his contract renewal is but one part of his initial target set out upon joining The Glamour Boys, while he is prepared to continue renewing until he ticks off the silverware.
“It was very important to extend my contract here because, like I said, I came here to help the club achieve things, and it’s just a check point of saying, ‘Okay, there’s a checkpoint to your dreams and your achievements,’” said Mphahlele.
“I want to stay here until I win [silverware]. I wouldn’t just come here and not win anything, and the next thing, I leave – no, I’m not that kind of person.
“I came and I want to help the team, and that’s what I’m going to do. Until it happens, I’m going to be here [at Chiefs].”
Asked whether it was a case of cat and mouse involving potential interest from elsewhere, Mphahlele insisted they did not take long to find one another in negotiations.
“It was easy for me to renew. It was very easy, honestly speaking, because they know me, I know the team and the club now, so there weren’t any problems – nothing,” he added.