Mhlongo vows to help Masuku return to the PSL


Former Bafana Bafana international and Orlando Pirates captain Benson Mhlongo has made a commitment to help his mentee Khethokwakhe Masuku return to the topflight.

Masuku last played in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) back in 2017 in the colours of Bloemfontein Celtic.

Despite being 34, Ex-Pirates crowd favourite Masuku remains optimistic about finding another PSL deal and has the backing of Mhlongo.

“Masuku I am going to try my best to at least get you a team in the Absa Premiership or GladAfrica Championship,” said Mhlongo in a conversation with Masuku on AmaPlayer titled, Soccer Life Conversation.

“I believe that you didn’t have that guidance, a person to mentor you… If I was your mentor by then I was going to tell you to stay at Pirates.

“I felt that you were one of those players, if you stayed, coaches will come and go and if you were still at Pirates, there was a lot you were going to offer Pirates,” – Mhlongo. Picture: Orlando Pirates/Twitter. 

“I believe that but I was not there, I was still playing with you and I am now willing to mentor you,” added Mhlongo.

The tricky and skilful winger has had short stints at Tshakhuma Tsha Madzhivhandila and Baberwa FC since parting ways with Celtic.

The Soweto-born midfielder made 49 appearances for Pirates, scoring 4 goals with 12 assists.

In January, Masuku spent two weeks on trial at Baroka but failed to impress as the Limpopo outfit decided not to sign the winger.

“We must see you back in the PSL, how you make it, we have to fight,” concluded the former Pirates assistant coach.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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