Katlego Mphela explains how injuries ended his career

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Katlego Mphela was one of the best strikers in South African football and his record still speaks for itself, but his career ended with a whimper.

There were many things said about the former SuperSport United, Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs striker during the last years of his career but Mphela says he regrets nothing.

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"No, I don't have any regrets in my career and there's nothing bad that I can say happened to me off the field that contributed in ending my career," the third-top scorer in Bafana Bafana history tells

'Killer' was deadly at Matsantsantsa and Masandawana, which led to him becoming the number one striker in the country building up the 2010 FIFA World Cup and beyond, but at Kaizer Chiefs he could not keep the same consistency.

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He ended his career at Royal Eagles in the first division but explains that persistent injuries had a huge impact in what was happening to him, which led to him making a decision to end his career.

"As any other footballer, I was unlucky with injuries," he says.

"When you are always injured sometimes your injuries can also come from the mindset, the state of mind when you are no longer playing, not able to do what you used to do before.

"I did my part in football. The last injury I had contributed to my retirement because I couldn't finish training. It was no longer good for me."

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