Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Levy Mokgothu has revealed that he never had a good relationship with football icon Doctor Khumalo .
When Mokgothu arrived from Moroka Swallows, Khumalo was a Chiefs assistant coach, and while the left-footer was a talented player, he left Naturena without kicking a ball in a competitive encounter.
Without criticizing Khumalo for his absence from Chiefs, Mokgothu claims that the Amakhosi icon was always opposed to the decisions made by the younger players in the squad.
According to Mokgothu, his quarrel with Khumalo stemmed from the former Chiefs assistant coach’s refusal to allow him to drive fancy cars.
Mokgothu claimed that he would occasionally buy a new car and park it down the road at Naturena so that Khumalo wouldn’t see it.
He revealed that this wasn’t just occurring to him, but also to people like Mandla Masango, who he said had purchased a Mercedes Benz A45 but never drove it to Chiefs’ training sessions.
When Mokgothu questioned Masango about it, he was told that certain prominent Chiefs players were the ones that Khumalo didn’t mind seeing driving luxury automobiles.
These players included Bernard Parker, Tsepo Masilela, and Siphiwe Tshabalala, among others, which irritated the Chiefs’ younger players.
“Believe me when I say that Doctor Khumalo and I have never gotten along. Mokgothu remarked on Off The Pitch with TK, “We used to fight about vehicles.”
“You’d go out and purchase a new vehicle… I used to buy a new car and then park it down the street. Some of the most experienced players… Mandla Masango purchased A45 (Mercedes Benz), but he wouldn’t bring it back until we had a drink at his house.
“And I’d say, ‘hey guy, you have a new car but you don’t mention,’ and he’d say, ‘hey bro, people who are meant to drive nice cars are your Parkers, Tsepos, and Siphiwes, not us.’ “That’s why I’m driving SRT,” Mokgothu explained.