Cape Town - South African football legend and Jomo Cosmos boss Jomo Sono
believes Chippa United's Linda Mntambo is the best midfielder in the
Mntambo was at Cosmos for four years
before Sono decided to sell the 28-year-old to Chippa United in the
current transfer window.
The former National First Division star then scored a brace on debut
for the Chilli Boys against AmaZulu, before producing a Man-of-the-Match
display against Golden Arrows.
The powerful box-to-box midfielder moved to Port Elizabeth along with
former Ezenkosi teammate Mxolisi Macuphu. Nonetheless, the Black Prince
rates the player highly and takes the view he hasn't seen a talent like
him in his position.
He told Kickoff: "Mntambo is a different player. For my
money he's the best midfield player here in South Africa, don't ask me
in the NFD or Premier [Soccer] League.
"He's a box-to-box midfield player. I've never seen a player like
this. When he came to us he was not doing well and playing street
football, but we changed him. You know he has been with me for four
"It took him two years for people to take notice that 'this is
player'. Two years being with me and unnoticed, and he's become a hell
of a player.
"I've never seen a player that
doesn't stop on the field. He's always busy and he's dangerous. We
taught him to get in the box and now he knows how to get into the box.
Mntambo will be looking to continue his rich vein of form when Chippa welcome the struggling Platinum Stars to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in an Absa Premiership clash on Sunday.
Kick-off is at 15:30.