Leopards move will open national team doors – Douhadji

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Black Leopards defender Joseph Douhadji says he is hoping the move to the club will give him an opportunity to reclaim his spot in the Togolese national team.

Douhadji penned a one-and-a-half-year deal with Lidoda Duvha on Friday after being released by Bidvest Wits in January.

The 25-year-old last played for his national team back in 2017 while he was still in the books of Turkish second division side Adana Demirspor, but feels the Leopards move will help him get back to the Les Eperviers squad.

“I was playing for the national team before but because I am not playing they don’t call me anymore. But once I start playing I am going back to my national team,” Douhadji told FARPost.co.za.

The 25-year-old has also shared his experiences at his former club Bidvest Wits.

“There was really nothing wrong there, I just needed game time because there at Wits there were defenders who were already there before I came. The coach (Gavin Hunt) believed in me but those were first team players before I went there so they can’t just change them like that, no,” he said.

The big defender is yet to officially play any match in South Africa since his arrival after being sidelined for the rest of his 6 months stay at the Clever Boys.

By Ofhani Munyai

 

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