Kadi exits Veria, eyes PSL move
Calvin Kadi has announced his departure from Greek side Veria FC and will be on the hunt for a new club in South Africa, the player said in statement issued by Prosport International.
The former Bidvest Wits striker helped Veria gain promotion to the Greek Super League last season and topped their goalscoring charts, but has decided to return to South Africa for personal and family reasons.
“I’d like to thank Veria for the opportunity they gave me. I want to personally thank the president of Veria, Mr Arvanitidis, for the trust that he showed in me by offering me a new contract at the club. For now, I have some personal and family commitments in South Africa, which I must attend to. I felt at home at Veria and I’d like to think I did well for the team. I enjoyed my stay in Greece. I made friends and did my job to the best of my ability,” he said.
Kadi took the time to appreciate the Veria fans for the support they showed throughout his stay at the club.
“I was always proud to hear the fans singing my name during matches last season. I felt honoured that they appreciated my contribution to the team and I do hope to keep in touch with them. I’d really like to visit Veria Stadium again at some point to thank the club, the president and the fans properly. For now I have things that I must focus on at home,” he added.
The Polokwane-born marksman has been linked to Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates who are looking for a replacement for Tokelo Rantie who is set to return to his Swedish club. The Brazilians remain favourites to land the striker after he trained with them to “keep fit” while still pondering his future.