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Mokoena To Leave Rovers

Aaron Mokoena has today announced tht he will leave Rovers at the end of the season.

Aaron has been on the peripheral at Blackburn for a few years now and his first team chances have been limited but he has done whats asked when called upon at defensive midfield and occasionally right back as well.

His decision is likely to come with South Africa hosting the World Cup in 2010 and his need for first team action on a regular basis.

Speaking to the South African Times, Aaron said - 'I am definitely leaving Blackburn. I always want to play but I cannot change the coach's decision,'

'It has been very frustrating because I could have left in January but they asked me to stay.

'I want a club where I can get enough game time. I am 28 and need to play on a regular basis.'

At the end of the season Aaron will leave with our best wishes I am sure. He is not everyone's cup of tea but he has always committed himself to the cause.

For that you always get a round of applause from yours truly.




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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 16 2009

Time: 2:34PM

Your Comments

well it was on the cards. say what you like about his ability, but the Axe is one who never complained and like he said- stayed because he was asked. thats a touch of class and i wish him all the best where ever he ends up
retroflair31
well it was on the cards. say what you like about his ability, but the Axe is one who never complained and like he said- stayed because he was asked. thats a touch of class and i wish him all the best where ever he ends up
retroflair31
It's not really a surprise is it really, and this is something I have expected for a long time. The Axe isn't the best player in the World but we never hear him moaning about not playing really do we, so it's only fair that he moves on, however, all credit to him for staying until the end of the season.
Walker
It's not really a surprise is it really, and this is something I have expected for a long time. The Axe isn't the best player in the World but we never hear him moaning about not playing really do we, so it's only fair that he moves on, however, all credit to him for staying until the end of the season.
Walker
Good riddens!!
spinaker7081
Good riddens!!
spinaker7081
Not suprised by this, but The Axe has always been commited no matter how much he has been slated, given 100% for the cause. I wish him the best in the future.
adrianbrfc
Not suprised by this, but The Axe has always been commited no matter how much he has been slated, given 100% for the cause. I wish him the best in the future.
adrianbrfc
i echo all of you. i would have left early if i were him...haha
dominator2800
i echo all of you. i would have left early if i were him...haha
dominator2800
Good luck to the lad, I'd be surprised I one I the promoted clubs doesn't snap him up I'm sure he can do a job
sasman
Good luck to the lad, I'd be surprised I one I the promoted clubs doesn't snap him up I'm sure he can do a job
sasman
Remeber guys, a large reason we stayed up during the 04/05 season was the Axe and the shield he formed in front of the defence. He isnt the best but he gave his all... good on him.
Mikey D
Remeber guys, a large reason we stayed up during the 04/05 season was the Axe and the shield he formed in front of the defence. He isnt the best but he gave his all... good on him.
Mikey D
about time, will not be missed, good on you sam
glen9mullan
about time, will not be missed, good on you sam
glen9mullan
its also interesting that axa has said benni may also leave too, as he is very close to him and he has had enough. this would be major blow especially with roque expected to leave
glen9mullan
its also interesting that axa has said benni may also leave too, as he is very close to him and he has had enough. this would be major blow especially with roque expected to leave
glen9mullan
I think we will see plenty of comings and goings this summer due to the new manager wanting to put his stamp on the team.
Mikey D
I think we will see plenty of comings and goings this summer due to the new manager wanting to put his stamp on the team.
Mikey D
The axe might not always have swung straight or true, but at least it was always there to swing...
Money4midfield
The axe might not always have swung straight or true, but at least it was always there to swing...
Money4midfield
good - never forgiven him for crippling Arjen Robben!
merlin
good - never forgiven him for crippling Arjen Robben!
merlin
what the arrogant little bald man? jesus he did the world a favour mer!!! lol
Mikey D
what the arrogant little bald man? jesus he did the world a favour mer!!! lol
Mikey D
Are you suprised? I'm not - don't think you will miss him.
Thaibluefan
Are you suprised? I'm not - don't think you will miss him.
Thaibluefan
I think his Ewood career has run its course Thai. I am sure he will give his all for his future clubs though.
Mikey D
I think his Ewood career has run its course Thai. I am sure he will give his all for his future clubs though.
Mikey D
guys i think we are up for a massive overhaul in the summer, a few players we might not expect to leave will go, im sure Sam has been given support by the board as long as we stay up
sasman
guys i think we are up for a massive overhaul in the summer, a few players we might not expect to leave will go, im sure Sam has been given support by the board as long as we stay up
sasman
Totally agree dude, I can see Big Sam shaking things up a fiar amount this summer.
Walker
Totally agree dude, I can see Big Sam shaking things up a fiar amount this summer.
Walker
All i can say is - AWK WELL.....SEE YA! I was going to add thanks for the memories but....im still trying to think of one
Clint
All i can say is - AWK WELL.....SEE YA! I was going to add thanks for the memories but....im still trying to think of one
Clint
 

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