Absa Premiership

Johnson banking on Zongo

2015-04-13 08:34
(Cavin Johnson. (Gallo Images)

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."

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