South African football legend Jomo Sono has admitted that he was reluctant to let go of the newly signed Orlando Pirates midfielder Nkanyiso Zungu while he was still on the books of his club Jomo Cosmos.
Zungu played for Cosmos in 2018 before moving to AmaZulu and eventually to Stellenbosch FC where he put in several impressive performances in the middle of the Park.
Pirates signed 24-year-old from ‘Stellies’ on a 3-year-deal on transfer deadline day.
“Best left-footed player in this country, I didn’t want Zungu to go. He’s one player I love so much. He’s the best passer of the ball in this country – black and white. He can play a pass from 40 yards, 50 yards. He reminds me of Ernest Chirwali and Roger Feutmba,” said Sono.
“Even in dead-ball situations, I used to send him to hammer them. For me, this is the best signing they (Pirates) have had this season,” added the former Bafana Bafana coach.
Cosmos are struggling in the GladAfrica Championship, flirting with relegation in 13th place, 5 points away from the drop zone.
“But as for Cosmos we are not standing in a good position…playing with a lot of kids, U21s is a bit difficult because if you are leading 2-0 you should be able to manage the game but unfortunately sitting on the bench I cannot manage the game for players in the field of play,” said the Pirates legend.
Sono’s team will take on Northern Cape ABC Motsepe side Hungry Lions in their Nedbank Cup last 32 encounter on Sunday at Olen Park.
“We are not doing great in the GladAfrica Championship at the moment, but we are hoping for a good campaign in the Nedbank Cup,” he concluded.
Kickoff at 15:00
By FARPost Reporter