South-Africa

Troubled Zongo given full backing by Royal Eagles

2018-03-12 14:15
Masibusane Zongo (Supplied)

Cape Town - Royal Eagles coach Roger Sikhakhane says he will give his full support to at times wayward attacking midfielder Masibusane Zongo as he re-builds his career in the National First Division.

Zongo, who has represented Absa Premiership outfits such as SuperSport United, Chippa United and Platinum Stars, joined the club in South Africa's second tier after being released from a stint in jail.

However, he was reportedly released after an alleged rape charge against him was dismissed. In the past with his previous teams, he has never lasted long due to a variety of disciplinary issues.

Nonetheless, Sikhakhane has backed the player to succeed, saying: "To me he is like any other player I have in the club. I do not want to dwell on what happened in his past.

"My job is to help him improve, as one of my players. I work with players who show commitment at training and he is doing just that. 

"It would be unfair to speak about his past. Let's face the future by forgetting all the negativity. He is very important to the club and I want to help him resurrect his career.

"I do not want to put too much pressure on him by saying how much I rate him. Everyone knows Zongo and what he's capable of. I treat him like all the players in the team."

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