Djite farewells the Reds

After it was announced that Bruce Djite would be leaving Adelaide United, the former Red wrote the following letter to the Club’s fans.

Reds fans,

It’s with a very heavy heart that I bid you farewell after the last five seasons. As with anything in life there have been ups and downs along the way but, for me, I have nothing but fond memories of you, the fans. I’ve also been lucky to have been taught by outstanding coaches, I’ve played with players that I can call brothers, and worked with Club staff that have always looked to help me however they could. 

This is only some of what has made leaving such a difficult decision.

As I reminisce on my second stint with the Club, what can I say? What a bloody successful time it was for all involved. It was the most successful, trophy-winning period in the Club’s history and I'm proud to say that I won every domestic competition with my beloved club alongside fantastic people and players who were supported by the best fans in Australia. 

Honestly, life doesn't get much better than the night we won the A-League Grand Final at Adelaide Oval or the FFA Cup at Coopers Stadium. Great memories that will last a lifetime. 

It’s sad to be leaving, but I always appreciated the opportunity Adelaide United gave me. I have and will always cherish the journey, the Championship, and most importantly all the fantastic people I got to meet along the way.

Now I have a great opportunity to extend myself personally and professionally and I'm excited by the challenge that lies ahead. I'm looking forward to testing myself in the South Korean K-League.

Most people who operate at an elite level, whether that be as a footballer or in any other profession, will always have a burning desire to continuously push themselves to achieve results in more and more challenging environments. I've always been ambitious. 

For me, it is a privilege and fantastic experience to live and work doing what I love in different countries. It is one of football's great gifts, the ability to see and experience the world. I consider myself extremely lucky to live this blessed life.

I have no doubt you fans will continue to support the Club as you always have. You are the heart of the Club and the reason us players and coaches are able to perform at the highest level.

I trust and believe the Club will continue to be successful, but as always they’ll need your continued support.

Thank you to everyone for your amazing support over the years and for always making me feel at home in South Australia. Adelaide is my home! 

Adelaide will always be close to my heart and I’ll be back one day. Whether that’s in a footballing capacity, or otherwise, I’ll definitely return.

I'll see you soon,

Bruce Djite