Eish! Mphela downgrades his football career...
Katlego Mphela joined National First Division side Royal Eagles on Tuesday.
CAPE TOWN - Royal Eagles coach Vladislav Heric says motivating Katlego Mphela will be something he is going to focuses on.
The former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs striker joined the NFD side on Tuesday, much to the surprise of the local football fraternity.
He is joined by ex-Orlando Pirates player Khethokwakhe Masuku at the KZN team.
Speaking to EWN Sport Heric says Mphela is not used to playing in the lower division.
"It will be very difficult to motivate him to play in the First Division I believe. He didn't play in First Division for a long time so that is what is going to be my main focus because you know when you come from the PSL to NFD (National First Division) that's something else with the different type of football that is played."
Heric adds it will be interesting to see how both players adapt to first division football.
"The football is much quicker, the opponents are different with less technique but more physical abilities. It will be very exciting for me to see how those two guys respond in the lower division."
Killer Mphela only managed 15 appearances for Chiefs and scored a mere three goals.
Before joining the Amakhosi, Mphela made 116 appearances for Mamelodi Sundowns, scoring 48 goals in total, his successful stint.
He suffered series of injuries which saw him occupy the grand stand under Stuart Baxter, who by the way, was sacked by the Turkish club after two league games in charge.
Eish boss... And the Twitter was not happy at all:
Twas sad when I heard that Katlego Mphela and Khethokwake Masuku are playing for an NFD team
Twas sad when I heard that Katlego Mphela and Khethokwake Masuku are playing for an NFD team— Satan Clause (@da_kabz) August 25, 2015
Katlego Mphela is now playing in the National First Division! Kurough.
Katlego Mphela is now playing in the National First Division! Kurough.— Lindiwe Mlandu (@LindiweMl) August 25, 2015
My only worry is that Jeep Katlego Mphela bought with Kaizer Chiefs money. - Mlacash Wamampela (@Mlacash) August 24, 2015
The end of Katlego Mphela....
The end of Katlego Mphela....— Dyani (@tdyani) August 24, 2015
Katlego Mphela is 31yrs old. He played in france, sundowns, chiefs. Scored plenty goals 4 Bafana. NFD is not where he should be at his age.. Tweets by IamBryanLotz
Katlego Mphela is my greatest football disappointment after Sipho Nunens. Had him up there with bo Benni.
Katlego Mphela is my greatest football disappointment after Sipho Nunens. Had him up there with bo Benni.— Pheladi. (@TheIronLadyZA) August 24, 2015
Clearly he never had plan B" @DaveMsibi: Katlego Mphela now playing for NFD side,football doesn't make sense sometimes ey!"
Clearly he never had plan B"@DaveMsibi: Katlego Mphela now playing for NFD side,football doesn't make sense sometimes ey!"— MJ Lento (@mj_lento) August 24, 2015
The story of Katlego Mphela is really sad. Off the field activities will ruin one's professional career.
- King Khaya 2 U (@Khaya_EM) August 24, 2015