Cape Town - Former
Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Bongani Zungu has reserved special praise
for coach Pitso Mosimane for his positive influence.
Zungu bid farewell to Sundowns after three seasons to join Vitória de Guimarães in the Portuguese Primera Liga.
Having joined the Brazilians from University of Pretoria in 2013, Mosimane moulded Zungu into a formidable midfielder.
"It's very, very sad (to be leaving Pitso). He wrote me a very
emotional sms, where he told me that he rates me amongst the best
players he has ever coached - with the likes of Ricardo Katza, Daine
Klate... That was very humbling," Zungu told KickOff.
"I will never delete that message. He's excited for me (to play
abroad), perhaps with a bit of mixed emotions. He's a very humble guy
and he's helped me a lot in life and career-wise. He even helped me get
back into the national team.
"He signed me as a young player, when I was scared to join Sundowns,
but he told me, 'You know what, don't be scared man... This is football
and you have to be mentally strong.
"Being surrounded by such people helped me, even off the field regarding decisions I've had to make in my personal life."