Steve Lekoelea

Lekoelea: I worry about Zongo

Steve Lekoelea says it is high time Masibusane Zongo 'grows up'

Posted: 7 June 2013 Time: 09:58 am

Former star midfielder Steve Lekoelea says it is high time Masibusane Zongo 'grows up' to save his career.

Like most South Africans, 'Chippa', who is today a motivational speaker going around the country with former players such as Jabu Mahlangu speaking to the youth, tells KickOff.com that he will be meeting Zongo soon to try show him the way.

“I want to speak to Zongo. Last week he was with some guy I know and the guy told me Zongo wanted to see me. I went over to meet him, but there were people and we couldn't have a serious chat, so I told him I want to talk to him face-to-face – just me and him,” Lekoelea says.

This of course in the wake of the 23-year-old allegedly going AWOL at Chippa United and declaring he is not going back to the Cape club.

It is not the first time the former SuperSport United, Bidvest Wits, Vasco Da Gama and Blackburn Rovers player has been accused of going AWOL and Lekoelea says Zongo must put a stop to it before his shenanigans put paid to a promising career.

“He can't keep making the same mistake time and again. A person grows and he must grow up. We have very few talented players like him and we can't afford to lose him.

“We must all do something about him. I can help Zongo if he listens. So I will meet him and take it from there. I'm worried about him. He must protect his career before everyone gives up on him. I like that boy,” Lekoelea adds.

Article by: Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

Previous comments on this story...

Ice prince
posted: 10:05 am
A victim of bad advise and company bo-patrick mbuthu, naughty mokoena and jabulani mendu
Happy Person
posted: 10:10 am
Is Signdowns not after your service ???? just wonder
Khosi kid
posted: 10:10 am
Hw cn u hlp zongo whn da proffesionals fail even da psycholigist haaa cnt wait 2 hear dat he stub u by dis scary knife
Mabizela01
posted: 10:12 am
I've never spported Pirates but I supported you, I still remember how you took Lovers Mohlala to the cleaners in the 1998 Bobsave Final to create an equalising goal for pirates
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 10:12 am
When I sw this pic of Chippa, I thought - here we go again, maybe Downs wants to sign him as well!!!
Man-God
posted: 10:12 am
Steve! his boys they not learning anything form your era bra, try to meet him again before is too late.
Man-God
posted: 10:12 am
Steve! his boys they not learning anything form your era bra, try to meet him again before is too late.
SokaGuru
posted: 10:12 am
Going to Maritzburg was the last nail to your coffin Steve, I admired you and always thought you would be a great Legend , but look at you now ..You and Tso commited suicide really
Mabizela01
posted: 10:14 am
Happy Personposted: 10:10 am | Report Is Signdowns not after your service ???? just wonder

We are safter him,so, does that make you laugh now?
aboutrike
posted: 10:16 am
Chippa
Ice prince
posted: 10:17 am
Neil tovey knows you very well, you used to put him on reverse and drive him from jo'burg to beit bridge.....you were a dribbling wizard until you started to act smart demanding signing on fee of R1m....nigga you dug your own grave
Son of dis Soil
posted: 10:18 am
Similarly to Skapie, Zongo has done nothing for football yet-you do not become a STAR overnight rather you earn those Stars.
CAF CHAMP-Marapo
posted: 10:19 am
Steve Chippa MaChippa Motsiri Lekoelea. This is one of the guys who made me never miss a football match. Those times w hen football was played the mzanzi way, doing it for fun and for the fans. He told stories with his feet.

He made his mistakes too but we can't blame him. It was those days. He was classy in and off the field, ladies crazy, and all this was difficult to control.

"You can't bench a player like Steve," these were his words.

This one guy i thought should have retired at the church, Orlando Pirates, but his behaviour pushed the chairman to the length he couldn't take it anymore.

Zongo should listen to this machine. Together with Majalweng, Jeremiar Jabu Pule. These guys made their mistakes but we don't have to forget that they made us sit in the edges of our sits, they entertained us.

Steeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeveeeeeeeee
new khosi on da block
posted: 10:20 am
He s cursd, there nothin u cn do abt it bro. R u a psychologist steve? Ul convince hm 4 nw bt as soon as he gets his first pay cheaque he runs away,he thnks dat he s da bst nd 2 b da bst u hv 2 hv dicspline on & off da field,b well mannered.infact jus tel ths guy 2 leave da beautiful game nd go back 2 skool. He s embarassing us nd da young playas, jus look at neymar, where is he nw. Barcelona nd hm no team. Shem da plya dat I thnk cud match ths brazillian if he wors hard. M SAD.
Ma-Eddie
posted: 10:21 am
Ao Chippa Lekoelea, mfana I remember re sa le ko Tukkies, Pirates was playing SSU Ko Caledonian, Chippa was the hero of the day,,he ran at SSU defenders esp. Jappie Motale like there's no tomorrow..what a player he was,,,,after u there was no any other Jersey No. 10..eish those were the days,,these days sibukela innyoki kuphela...
Dark Patch
posted: 10:23 am
Steeeeeeeeeve!!!!!!

Hehehe Neil Tovey and Lovers know u very well bra Steve
Gucci Man
posted: 10:24 am
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 10:12 am | Report

When I sw this pic of Chippa, I thought - here we go again, maybe Downs wants to sign him as well!!!
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Ha ha hah ah a....eeeiiissshhh Yellow Man...you're killed me on this one ...he he he he
Cabanga uLekoelea @ Chloorkop
aboutrike
posted: 10:25 am
Lifa "Mhlkazi" Qhosa know u very boy. I remember at one stage u nick named Backem of SA, those were days. TEKO MODISE n Siphiwe Shabalala they don't match U n will never
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:25 am
Steve Motsiri....What a player in his days....does anyone remember Two For Joy FC?

I remember him scoring for Pirates in JHB Stadium and towards the bench with a hands gesture saying Faki Imali Izobona.....

He once made Neil Tovey look like a small baby when he was playing for Swallows....

The Only player who deserved the No.10 Jersey at Pirates...

As for Zongo...mxm...lentwana ithanda iattention yamasimba...we don't have time to babysit grown men here...
DTC Spiritual Owner AKA Jomo Sono
posted: 10:26 am
You look like a tsotsi boy!!

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