Thabo Rakhale has praised Clinton Larsen for the impact the Polokwane City coach had on his game.
The 30-year-old former Orlando Pirates winger played under Larsen at Chippa United in 2019.
His move to the Chilli Boys brought an end to his long association with Pirates, having also spent time on loan with Sivutsa Stars and Polokwane City.
Rakhale enjoyed some fine form with Chippa last year and praised Larsen for getting the best out of him.
Speaking to Soccer Laduma, Rakhale said: "I think all the coaches had an impact because I was playing under them, but if I had to single out one coach, then it would be coach Clinton Larsen.
"He was playing me to my strengths. He was always fighting me to play to my strengths, week in and week out. I was doing well and I think I got most of my Man of the Match awards under him.
"Coaches like to say, 'players come and go.' So, we as players also say, 'coaches come and go.' I am grateful for the time that I spent with him."
Rakhale added: "I think it was sad for most of the guys when coach Clinton left. It's football and no one will stay forever. He has a team today (Polokwane City) and that's how football is."
- TEAMtalk media