Speaking to FARPost.co.za Amiens star Bongani Zungu has shared some light on how he feels about coach Rhulani Mokwena’s current situation.
Mokwena was demoted from his head coach position and back to assistant at Orlando Pirates following the appointment of Josef Zinnbauer.
Zungu, however, has joined the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane, as well as Steve Komphela of Golden Arrows, in saying that Mokwena is soon to be the biggest thing to happen to South African football in the coaching space.
Zungu, who has been quite vocal on his love and support for Mokwena, says this is just a learning curve for his mate and very soon he will be up on his feet again.
“You know personally I was very sad when I heard the news that he’s no longer the interim coach at Orlando Pirates but another side of me knowing Rulani… knowing how he works and knowing him, his work and personality, he’s a coach that loves football so much I didn’t panic too much, because I’m still saying Rulani is a very good coach,” said Zungu.
“He knows his job, a lot of players can support me on this one.
“He is the future of South African football,” Zungu continued.
“For me what happened at Pirates was a learning curve. He’s still young, he’s a very intelligent guy and you know he helped me as a player and some of the players in the PSL.
“He was born for the game and South African football needs coaches like Rulani.
“I told him I wish him all the best and he’s also not panicking he knows himself and he knows what he is capable of doing,” added Zungu.
Meanwhile, Zungu was on the scoresheet on Wednesday as Amiens beat Rennes 3-2 in the Coupe de la Ligue.
By Amahle Siphungu