Former Black Leopards striker Mwape Musonda has penned down an emotion-filled letter to the Lidoda Duvha management and supporters thanking them for his four-year stay at the club.
The Zambian international officially begins his stint at UAE side, Hatta Club.
After being unveiled on Wednesday, the 29-year-old wrote a lengthy letter addressed to Chairman David Thidiela as well as the Lidoda Duvha faithful.
August 2016 I arrived at Black Leopards as a PSL reject ready to take up a new challenge, far from home, and today 4 years later I can tell you that I would have loved to stay and continue been at Black Leopards because it became a home for me, I turned into Thee Leopard 🐆, I am a Leopard, but the circumstances of football have led me to seek a new destination.
Today I say goodbye to a magnificent Club and family of Black Leopards.
I want to Thank my Chairman and Father, Mr David Azwidali Thidiela for taking me in and giving me a chance when everyone else couldn’t, today I leave a better person and footballer, and I will take with me many memories and great moments that will live with me forever. Thank you for the life lessons and guidance baba, my time at Leopards has been the best years of my career.
And on a greater note I want to thank the fans, I can’t express the love I have for you, you guys are magnificent, I got goosebumps whenever I walked into a packed to capacity Thohoyandou stadium, and you just gave me another level of energy to do well for the club, the support you gave me personally and the team is phenomenal, you have been so instrumental throughout my time at Leopards and you always inspired me to put in a shift, it was unfortunate we couldn’t bring any silverware to the Club during my time, but I know and believe with your continued support the club is destined for greatness.
The privilege I had of wearing the armband and leading the team as your captain when the ship was sinking has been without a doubt the proudest achievement of my life and I can only hope I have been able to repay you with my commitment and loyalty to the club throughout my stay at the club.
And l wanna take this opportunity to thank all my teammates, I wish I can mention you one by one, but you guys know yourselves, you guys are great footballers with so much talent (don’t waste my time ⚽ ⚽) the coaches, the management, medical staff, Vhembe and Polokwane Municipalities and everyone who has worked alongside me during my time at the club, thank you, Ndo livhuwa nga maanda , ke a leboga.
Am proud and happy to have been part of this great family of Black Leopards FC, until we meet again, I wish you well and stay blessed. I love you all.
Musonda has signed a one-year contract with Hatta with a two-year option to renew.
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By Ofhani Munyai