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Puso Dithejane of TS Galaxy is challenged by Michael Morton of Cape Town Spurs. Image: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Puso Dithejane puts Kaizer Chiefs’ ball boy saga behind him

Former Kaizer Chiefs junior player Puso Dithejane has spoken about his departure from the club and made an honest confession about the ordeal.

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Puso Dithejane of TS Galaxy is challenged by Michael Morton of Cape Town Spurs. Image: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Former Kaizer Chiefs junior player Puso Dithejane has spoken about his departure from the club and made an honest confession about the ordeal.

Dithejane has admitted that he was in the wrong for refusing to serve as a ball boy for a senior team match according to some reports.

Kaizer Chiefs fullback makes honest confession

However he claims to be making the most of what has happened.

Dithejane has found himself at TS Galaxy and has even played a handful of senior games for the Rockets.

While he regrets his behaviour, he says that he isn’t looking back and has learned from his mistakes.

He feels that failing to learn from mistakes would be a bigger tragedy than the errors themselves.

“Somehow the thing that I did wasn’t good because I’m not bigger than the team. I respect that and I respect the club,” Dithejane told FARPost.

“So, for me, to do that to the team, I wasn’t respectful. But then I didn’t mean to do it. I respect the brand and I’m not bigger than the brand.

“What I learnt is one shouldn’t be afraid to make mistakes and all of us in football make mistakes. One can only learn from their mistakes and do better going forward.”

No regrets for former Kaizer Chiefs prospect

Dithejane feels that circumstances have worked out for the best and he is enjoying getting onto the park for TS Galaxy.

“For me, I don’t think I regret [leaving Kaizer Chiefs] because this is the opportunity to play in the PSL. I’m learning a lot from it.

“I don’t think I regret making a switch, but then on the other side to be honest I miss playing there. Here it’s different to what I was used to,” he added.

Landing on his feet

It seems that Kaizer Chiefs are not sweating his release either with the club rumoured to have receieved a R1.5 million payment to secure Dithejane’s clearance.

TS Galaxy owner Tim Sukazi felt that the fee was a pittance for such a talent.

“We became aware of Puso’s availability in the last week or so when the news of the termination of his contract with Kaizer Chiefs hit the public domain,” Sukazi said as quoted by SABC Sport.

“As a concerned SA football citizen, we thought it would be a huge risk to the future of SA football to have a talent like Puso wandering around at home and not playing football.

“We then committed ourselves to doing everything possible to rescue this talent. I’m glad that we’ve managed to take the first critical step of signing him.

“What remains are ancillary steps that would see him taking the field of play. This requires engagement with his former club in terms of the applicable football rules. We will certainly do so as a matter of high priority so that Puso can continue with his career.”