Wits hope Spanner will tighten defence
FORMER South African junior international defender Tlou "Spanner" Molekwane has found a new home at Bidvest Wits after being off-loaded by Kaizer Chiefs.
Seshego-born Molekwane joined the Clever Boys yesterday after being offered a two-year deal with an option to renew for a season.
"The deal is sealed, I signed a few moments ago," Molekwane, who was put on transfer by Amakhosi at the end of last season, told Sowetan yesterday.
Molekwane is one of the big names recruited by Wits in the past few weeks. Others include former Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena from Portsmouth and former Newcastle United and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Matthew Pattison.
"Wits are one of the oldest clubs in the country. I'm glad to have joined them and am looking forward to contributing to the success of the club," said Molekwane.
"Wits have made it clear they want to win trophies, which is one of the reasons I agreed to join them. There were other clubs who had shown interest in me but I was impressed by Wits's vision."
Turning to Chiefs, Molekwane said: "I want to thank Chiefs for giving me the opportunity to turn professional, I will never forget that moment." Molekwane joined Chiefs as a development player in 2009 when they recruited him from Jerry Ramohlale's academy in Limpopo.