Steve Lekoelea says it is high time Masibusane Zongo 'grows up'
Posted: 7 June 2013 Time: 9:58 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.