Kaizer Chiefs legend Doctor Khumalo has described George Maluleka’s departure as a great loss for Amakhosi however he claimed that the midfielder was 'unhappy' at the club and the move arose at the correct time.
Chiefs confirmed Malueka’s exit from Naturena on Tuesday afternoon with the 31-year-old now on his way to Mamelodi Sundowns after signing a pre-contract with the Brazilians earlier this year.
“It is a great loss, man,” Khumalo told IOL.
“I’m sure both parties didn’t want to end the marriage like that, but obviously there are things that are beyond the game that maybe both parties couldn’t come to terms in terms of understanding each other.
“It is an unfortunate situation. At the end of the day, it is all about being happy. It is all about delivering the goods for the club and you must do that with pride. But if you are not happy, there are no ways that you are going to be able to deliver.
“George has been a wonderful boy, I worked with him when we won the league with Stuart Baxter. I had an opportunity to talk to him when he called me to wish me a happy birthday. Obviously, as his senior, I wanted to ask how he is. He did explain to me. Obviously I can't divulge that. But the sound of his tone was low because he was not happy.”
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