It was painful the way I left Leopards but life goes on – Munganga


Democratic Republic of the Congo born defender Jean Munganga reveals it was painful to be told that he is no longer wanted at Black Leopards after spending seven years at the club.

Munganga who had joined Lidoda Duvha from FC Saint Eloi was released at the end of last season when the club regained promotion to the Absa Premiership.

The 33-year-old says it was a shock for him when the club informed him that they were letting him go.

“It was also my wish to stay and I also thought they are going to extend my contract so even myself I didn’t expect what happened,” Munganga told FARPost.

“When we finished the season we had a meeting and after that they gave me a letter saying they are not renewing my contract so I had to leave so I was so surprised. It was very painful just to realise that I have been there for a couple of years but life goes on because it is part of life,” he said.

“Like I always say only God knows what will happen in the future maybe one day I can go back and help in some way.”

Munganga went on to sign for GladAfrica Championship side Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila but did not last for more than three months as the club failed to pay him his monthly salary since September.

He later took the club to the Premier Soccer League Dispute Resolution Chamber and won the case.

“You know sometimes when you take a decision in your life you never know what is going to happen. When my contract finished with Leopards TTM were the first club to come give me another job so I did not know that things will end up like this but at the end of the day when they don’t pay you while you are working for them it was painful but is also another chapter in my life,” Munganga added.

The former Leopards captain is now a free agent and says he will be looking to move again when the current National lockdown comes to an end.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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