Absa Premiership

Ketjijere quits football for career in law

Ronald Ketjijere (Supplied)
Ronald Ketjijere (Supplied)

Cape Town - Former University of Pretoria midfielder Ronald Ketjijere has given up on the life of a footballer to become a lawyer in his home country, Namibia.

Ketjijere was part of the university team that was relegated to the National First Division (NFD) last season.

During his time at AmaTuks, the 28 year-old qualified for a law degree (LLB) at the university.

Ketjijere turned down trial offers from Premiership clubs to return home to play in a part-time capacity for African Stars.

"I am relocating and going back home to Namibia because I couldn't take any of the offers that were tabled for my services in football, some of which were actually peanuts," Ketjijere told KickOff.

"I had offers here in South Africa but besides having issues with what was tabled I also had a problem with having to go for trials first.

"I will rather go into practice than to be a desperate footballer. A career in law will sustain me for many more years to come while football is a short career. The whole purpose in me studying was to cushion myself for these kind of days, football is a good job but not reliable as it is not long term.

"I have already started with a law firm back home which will help me gain the necessary experience."

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