Mpho Mvelase has told chippautdfc.co.za that the past six months back with Chippa United are the best of his career.
Rightback, Mpho Mvelase rejoined the Club in January on a short term deal and played an instrumental role to what was a tough second round for the ChilliBoys.
“I look back on the last six months with smile. I think they were the best of my football career if you look where i came from,” said Mvelase currently enjoying time with his family in Johannesburg.
“I came following difficult time in my life as a footballer. The reception from day one was good and it did not take me long to adapt having had a stint with the Club in the past,” said Mvelase who can play both as a rightback and a winger.
Mvelase left Chippa United in January 2015 but found it difficult to break into the star studded Orlando Pirates side.
He is now looking forward to life at Chippa United next season; “Play offs and relegation were never in our minds.
“We knew that we can turn things around and we did with the win against SuperSport United and Free State Stars.
“It was a collective effort from everyone at the Club; players and Technical Team. The support we got from the Management and our supporters was fundamental.
Mvelase ‘s did not go without challenges as he seem to lose concentration in the defeats at home against Maritzburg United and Ajax Cape Town.
He however showed mental strength as he bounced back to play a crucial role to ensure Chippa United is safe come end of the season.
“Mistakes are part and parcel of the game. It was important to show mental strength but it is important for me to add that the support from Head Coach, Dan Malesela, the rest of the Technical Team including Chairman (Siviwe Mpengesi),” continued Mvelase.
He added that as players they learned a lot this past season; “It is important to collect points early in the season so you do not find yourself fighting for survival at the end of the season.
“Next season will be interesting, we reached the semi finals twice and it would be nice to take things to go a step further come next season,”
The 28 year-old has also featured for United FC in the National First Division before joining the Port Elizabeth based side for his first stint in July 2014.