Cape Town - Platinum
Stars coach Cavin Johnson is confident that midfielder Masibusane Zongo will
play a meaningful role at the club in future, suggesting that a place among the
starting eleven was inevitable.
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The 25-year-old Zongo could be regarded as a journeyman in
the Premier Soccer League, having completed spells at SuperSport United, Vasco
de Gama, Bidvest Wits, Blackburn Rovers and Chippa United.
None of his spells at either of those clubs has been lengthy
or successful and he has yet to play a Premiership match for Platinum Stars
since he joined the club at the start of the season.
Johnson has not given up on him, though, and naturally has
high expectations of him.
"Look, he is a great talent, there is no doubt about
that. He is in my plans and he just needs to continue working hard,"
Johnson told KickOff.
Johnson said the club was dealing with a positive problem at
this juncture, adding that was primarily why Zongo was finding it so hard to
break into the team.
"He is progressing well, but I want him to push harder
because our midfielders are really playing well at the moment and as a coach
you do not want to distract the rhythm in the middle of the park.
"I am happy to have a player of his quality on our side
and we all know what he is capable of when he is on top of his game. We are
monitoring him, like we always do with the players and if he continues to be
positive, he will get his chance."