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Chiefs rubbishes Zongo claims

Publishing Date : 08 January, 2018


Ailing premier league giants Mochudi Centre Chiefs has rubbished reports linking them to South African dribbling wizard Masibusane Zongo in the current transfer window.

Zongo was released from police custody in the Western Cape late last year after being arrested in connection with a rape case. It is reported the allegations date back to February 2013 when the 27-year-old was on signed to Chippa United.
The last time the tricky winger played football was in 2016 featuring for Royal Eagles in the national First Division. The addition of Zongo would have been what the doctor has ordered for Magosi who are currently on spot number 11 with 15 points in the BTC Premiership log.

“Rumours are always there but those reports are not true. I did talk to them and I told them they have a wrong name for us, so they just went ahead with that but it is not true. We open on Friday and if there is need for additions will see then because that is when the committee will also meet,” Chiefs media liaison Clifford Mogomotsi said on Thursday afternoon.

According to South African media reports Mogomotsi confirmed their interest on the player. “We have a couple of players we are looking to sign. Zongo might be one of them.” "I will only be in a good position to talk about players we are signing after a board meeting this week," he was quoted as saying.

However Chiefs could have been let down by the fact that their financial muscle has fizzled out dramatically, forcing them not to attract quality players and it was always going to be a tough task to get Zongo in their fold. On the other side the reason why Chiefs needed to sign the player who is always surrounded by out of field brawls was going to give rivals Township Rollers competition by drawing multitudes to the stadiums, according to commentators.

Rollers, after capturing another dribbling maestro Tshepo Matete registered a positive balance from the gate-takings, though not quantified thus far. “Not only Rollers supporters come to the stadiums but just football lovers come and it is good as the team makes some money through gate takings,” football pundit Monty Gagomokgwa said.

Zongo’s creativity and silkiness which has always troubled defence was likely to give the team some much needed openings for goals and to win matches to finish in a respectable position- almost like what Pontsho Moloi did during his hey days.



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