- Thabo Matlaba has opened up about his move to the Black Leopards
- Matlaba revealed he did not think he would end up at the Leopards
- However, despite aiming to retire at the Orlando Pirates, he left the team in peace
Earlier this month, the Black Leopards announced it had signed Thabo Matlaba after he parted ways with his previous team, the Orlando Pirates.
Matlaba has finally opened up about his move, adding he never thought he'll end up at the Black Leopards, The Sowetan reported.
Briefly.co.za learned Matlaba planned to retire at the Orlando Pirates but things did not work out as he hoped.
"I didn't think I would end up in Limpopo, to be honest, I thought I would end my career at Pirates," Matlaba said.
However, despite him not ending his career at the Pirates, Matlaba parted with the team on good terms and there are no hard feelings.
"I told them I couldn't stay without playing. At 31 I cannot stay without playing. It's better to go to another team so I can get game-time," he explained.
Matlaba revealed that because of that, the decision to move to the Leopards was an easy one.
"I had other solid offers from four/five teams. I was willing to start afresh away from Joburg and not with one of the big teams, that's why I chose to come here," he said.
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