In the last two years, Joseph Molangoane managed just two appearances for Kaizer Chiefs and due to some serious injuries, there were fears that the midfielder could retire prematurely from football.
However, his manager Paul Moraka says Molangoane, affectionately known as ‘Tight’ won’t be hanging up his boots anytime time soon despite reports stating that the Moletjie-born star was advised by Chiefs doctors to take an early medical retirement package.
Molangoane, who was recently released by Chiefs after his contract expired at the end of June 2020, suffered a broken ankle in an MTN8 quarterfinals clash against Free State Stars back in August 2018 and has since gone the entire 2019/20 campaign without featuring for the Soweto giants.
“He’s not going to retire. He still has four or five years of football in his body,” said Moraka as quoted by Sowetan newspaper.
The 32-year-old former Chippa United and Orlando Pirates right winger made a comeback in April last year after eight months on the sidelines, but the injury reoccurred again in May which required more surgery to his lower right leg.
“Medically, he’s been cleared… he’s been training. He’s been making pound-for-pound tackles. It was going to be a medical retirement but based on what the doctors said he’s ready to play,” added Moraka.
Moraka went on to reveal that there are several clubs interested in Molangoane’s with three offers on the table.
“For now, the issue (Molangoane’s departure) isn’t official because we’re only meeting Chiefs on Monday. Nothing has been communicated to him, we only read about it in newspapers.
“But already we have about three offers. I will make sure he gets employment. But for now, we must finish everything with Chiefs,” concluded Moraka.
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