Masibusane Zongo to go on trial in Eastern Europe
Posted: 30 September 2011 Time: 10:16 am
Masibusane Zongo is to go on trial in Eastern Europe in an attempt to revive a career wracked by alcohol and indiscipline.
The under-23 international, whose skills are highly regarded but whose personal life is in turmoil, is having the trials arranged by his club SuperSport United, who still have him under contract but are not allowing him to train with the first team. Zongo has a long history of skipping training and last season SuperSport decided a change of environment might help Zongo. But loaning him out to Vasco da Gama in Cape Town this time last year failed to solve his problems with the bottle and Zongo was frequently absent from training and rarely followed any instructions. Vasco only used him in their starting line-up three times and later went missing, absconding from the club long before the end of the season. Zongo has had no PSL action since appearing as a substitute for Vasco away against Orlando Pirates in early February. Zongo was linked with a possible move to newly promoted Jomo Cosmos before the start of the season but when that did not go through was ordered to return to SuperSport. But he has been training with the juniors and not the first team. Last week the club held a meeting with the player about his future at which it was agreed that maybe a chance to go overseas might change his fortunes. Two separate trials are being arranged for the 21-year-old from Mthatha and SuperSport officials have told the DAILY SUN that Zongo is expected to leave “very soon”.