Absa Premiership

Zungu reserves special praise for Mosimane

2016-07-22 15:09
Bongani Zungu (Supplied)

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."

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