Johannesburg – Brentford head coach Thomas Frank was glowing in his praise of the “superb” contribution made in his three seasons at the club by former PEC Zwole and FC Twente midfielder Mokotjo, who is a free agent after his contract ended.
Mokotjo, 29 played 35 league games for the Greater London club as they finished ninth in the 24-team Championship in 2017-18, and 34 times as the Bees only managed 11th in 2018-19.
Brentford posted on their officials website on Thursday: “Brentford FC can confirm that Nikos Karelis and Kamohelo Mokotjo have now left the club.
“The pair signed short-term extensions to contracts that expired on 30 June to take them through until the day after Brentford’s final game of the 2019/20 season‚ as per EFL protocol implemented due to the three-month cessation of fixtures because of the Covid-19 pandemic. With the campaign ending on Tuesday‚ Nikos and Kamohelo will now leave.”
“Kamohelo leaves at the end of his third season in West London and has played 102 games in all competitions for Brentford‚ scoring six times.”
“On behalf of everyone at Brentford FC‚ I would like to wish Nikos and ‘Kamo’ all the best for the future. It has been a pleasure to work with them and they have given their all for the club‚ on the pitch in the games they have played and in training‚ where their work has helped the group develop over the season,” Frank said.
“ … Kamo has been superb for us over three years and now has the opportunity to take on a new challenge. They are part of the Brentford FC story and I hope we see them again.”