Former Kaizer Chiefs, Polokwane City, Bidvest Wits and Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder Tlou Molekwane says he has retired from football at the age of 30.

Molekwane says it is due to the injuries he endured through his career that he was forced to call time on his game. He says he hated feeling like he was, not giving his all in training and official matches.

The former player says he wanted to play for at least two more seasons, admitting that hanging his boots was a difficult decision.

In a career spanning nine years, Molekwane says he has no regrets, just disappointments with the injuries that prevented him from playing long term.

However, he is proud to have dawned some of the most famous jerseys including the South African green and gold at Junior level (U17, U20 and U23).

The former right-back concedes that his injury-plagued journey prevented him from playing for the senior team Bafana Bafana.

Molekwane has since joined Limpopo ladies side First Touch FC as an assistant coach. The man from Seshego has a D licence coaching qualification and is going for the C grade course in two weeks.

As much as he wanted to stay in football Molekwane adds he wanted to do something challenging.

Report by Lethabo Kganyago