Promising Ex Kaizer Chiefs Starlet's Career Allegedly Derailed Because of Fame

Promising Ex Kaizer Chiefs Starlet's Career Allegedly Derailed Because of Fame

  • Another promising starlet on the local scene has disappeared into near-obscurity.
  • Emmanuel Letlotlo announced himself as a deadly finisher in Kaizer Chiefs' youth setup.
  • However, not long after he was promoted to the senior ranks of the Amakhosi, he supposedly lost his way to the fame that allegedly got to his head.

Many South African football enthusiasts are wondering about whatever happened to Emmanuel 'Adebayor' Letlotlo.

Letlotlo put himself on notice for his goal-scoring exploits playing for Kaizer Chiefs in the DStv Diski Challenge. It was not long before the Amakhosi's senior side came calling for him in trying to remedy their shortage of deadly finishers.

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Emmanuel Letlotlo during his Kaizer Chiefs days. Image source: @Soccer_Laduma.
Source: Twitter

However, The Citizen reported that a source alleged that Letlotlo's upturn in fortune instead resulted in him losing focus.

The publication quoted the source as saying:

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“If you tell me about Adebayor (Letlotlo), I will tell you a lot. That was a boy who had everything coming his way. Everything was there for him. The future was very bright. I don’t want to lie to you, every young boy in the Chief's development craved him, they wanted to be like him. He had everything, but wrong decisions killed him.
"He made some bad choices in his life and I feel sorry for him because he should be the number striker for Chiefs or playing in Europe at the moment. But what happened, friends and fun time killed him. He thought he made it, but it was only the beginning. I won’t blame Chiefs, they did everything for him, but he thought he knew it all because he was all over the billboards.”

In July last year, iDiski Times reported that the 26-year-old "Adebayor", clubless at that point, had been picked up by an unnamed Northern Cape-based club in the Motsepe Foundation Championship.

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Blom enjoys MLS club's facilities

Njabulo Blom is settling in nicely at St. Louis City.

The midfielder recently departed from Kaizer Chiefs straight into the Major League Soccer club in the United States of America. The Amakhosi are renowned for their state-state-of-the art facilities.

However, as per Soccer Laduma, Blom shared on Instagram that the facilities out in the state of Missouri are on another level. They were recently named the Washington University Orthopedics High-Performance in 2022, located not too far from the club's home stadium Citypark.

Zwane declares war on vices

The days of drinking, smoking and general partying mayhem at Kaizer Chiefs appear to be over.

Coach Arthur Zwane is determined to cut out this detrimental factor as the club aims to end its near eight-year-long trophy drought.

Tasked with delivering the Amakhosi's first piece of silverware since 2015, Zwane is focusing on weeding this out as a starter.