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Khanye: I Wasted My Career, This Player Could Be Next

Junior Khanye has admitted that he wasted his career and couldn’t complete his stint with Kaizer Chiefs due to ill-discipline, fearing a current PSL player could follow a similar path.

The former winger has never minced his words and now sent a strong warning to Phakamani Mahlambi.

Khanye explained how he feels the 23-year-old could experience a similar fate to him, letting his off-pitch drama put the breaks on a promising career.

“I signed a three-year contract with Kaizer Chiefs but I could not complete it due to my off-the-field ill-discipline,” he wrote in his iDiski Times column.

“When I look back at my career, I would be lying if I said I had a good five years in professional football. I seriously wasted my career.

“Similar to Phakamani, I also had a very good start to my career but it never went anywhere because I had behavioural problems.

“I think there might be family problems with him, if you were to look at his background, most of us players come from broken families.

“When I was 21 years old, I did not have a club. The start to my career was explosive, impressive, I was 17, but at age 21 it looked like everything was over for me.

“At 23 years of age, Phakamani Mahlambi needs to get his act together. He has a good and marketable profile, he has played for Bafana, Sundowns and Al Ahly.

“His profile is still good. The time is now for him to get his act together.

“AmaZulu were trying to give him a chance but we hear that he still has his behavioural problem.

“My fear for Phakamani is that the more he continues like this, the worse things will be for him.”

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