Junior Kaffo has labelled Horsham as the best club he has ever played for and has high hopes of returning in the future.
The popular utility man has become a firm favourite at the club over the past 11 months.
But the versatile defender-come-forward has been forced to call time on his spell at the Hornets owing to work and travel commitments.
The 6ft 4in London-based player has been struggling with a four-hour round trip to matches and training sessions twice a week, and has joined North Division side Chatham.
Kaffo, who signed for Horsham last October from Chipstead, announced before the 4-2 defeat to Guernsey on Saturday, it would be his last game.
He said: “It’s all down to work commitments as I have just got a promotion at work which means I’ll be working some Saturdays and Tuesdays.
“For me to get to Horsham takes two hours on a Tuesday so I have had to go to Chatham as a lot of my friends play there and I can share lifts rather than driving on my own all the time.
“I have loved it at Horsham. It is the best club I have ever played for. The fans are amazing and it is a great family club.
“The fans really are fantastic, what with last season not being the best and not making the best of starts this season, but they are always behind you and encouraging you.
“I have played at the back, midfield and up front as I enjoying scoring goals as well as keeping them out.”
Kaffo showed his qualities in Hornets’ 4-1 win over Hythe earlier this month, playing 45 minutes at the back before switching into an attacking role where he scored and set up one.
He added:“I am hopeful things will change and I can come back. If it doesn’t work out at Chatham, then Gary (Charman) has said to call any time and maybe I just won’t play every week or something.
“I really do not want to leave, but best of luck to Horsham and I will be looking out for them. Apart from Guernsey and Red hill, we have not played badly and created lots of chances, but just not scoring. When it does come off, like against Hythe it comes off well.
“If you look at the results, you’ll see Horsham losing, but we are one of the best footballing teams in the league.”
Horsham player-manager Gary Charman added: “Junior is one of those players that can play anywhere down the middle and will be a miss no doubt about it. He is one of the true nice guys in football.”