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Benson Mhlongo to leave Platinum Stars

Posted: 19 May 2014 Time: 09:01

Platinum Stars have decided against renewing veteran defender Benson Mhlongo’s contract.

The former Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates player has played a key role in Dikwena’s success over the last two seasons, winning both the Telkom Knockout and the MTN8.

However, it seems the two parties have failed to agree on terms for a new deal, leaving the 33-year-old free to join another club when his contract expires next month.

“Mhlongo met with club management last week but couldn’t agree on the contract,” a source says. “He is now moving on with his life.”

Meanwhile, veteran Namibian striker Henrico Botes will also leave the club when his contract expires in June.

Article by: Ernest Fakude

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posted: 2014-05-19 07:11:14

Mess around with Khoza wena and you'll see monkeys flying.I lost all respect I had for this guy. I don't celebrate other people's misfortunes but this guy deserves all the bad coming to him.

Tinyiko waka Makhubele
posted: 2014-05-19 07:11:42

insurance papers? .....never mess with the black and bold...

posted: 2014-05-19 07:13:34

What did he do to khoza?

posted: 2014-05-19 07:15:08

Platinum Stars will regret releasing or selling good players. They may find themselves fighting relegation next season. As for Mhlongo, I wish him all the best in finding a new team.

posted: 2014-05-19 07:15:55

yes now lets hear da insurance paper story again!!

coz platinum just handed you your retirement papers!!

posted: 2014-05-19 07:17:17

Its only the beginning Mhlongo my outie,dont be surprised if we your firearm case is reopened again...Nobody messes with Irvin Khoza and lives to tell the tale.

posted: 2014-05-19 07:18:54

Man u need to get your act together ukhuluma kakhulu I respect you as a player and also think of your future after football start making friends not enemies ok

Agent Provocateur
posted: 2014-05-19 07:23:55

Next time we will hear that he is begging Khoza to return to the team to retire like Vilakazi. Players should learn that teams are the same, and it is not good to diss your former cos of little glory you have recently achieved. What he said re Pirates was uncalled for, and I doubt that influenced Platinum stars decision. I lost respect of this guy.

posted: 2014-05-19 07:29:47

Go save the dat at Chippa Utd.... Madala

The Light
posted: 2014-05-19 07:29:52

There will be chaos in Alexander. Mayanga the Gunman is on the loose.

posted: 2014-05-19 07:31:44

BenedictMnyango When last did Mhlongo play?

posted: 2014-05-19 07:33:23

You got what you deserved

posted: 2014-05-19 07:33:51


I am not sure but it was since he questioned Freese's tactics when they were not performing well.

Cafwinner KBY
posted: 2014-05-19 07:33:52

Ay that one you will find it in your local news paper, Mhlongo wont do that, why should he go back to Khoza? Pirates is not the only tem in SA, there are so many teams after his signature.

K53 Rhino
posted: 2014-05-19 07:33:56

He must go back eOrlando and play for 2 or 3 Season's. If Legkwathi can make it wish means Mhlongo can do it more than ever. Love & Peace. 

Nebo VI
posted: 2014-05-19 07:34:08

He left Pirates bcos of Manyisa and Jali now he leave Stars bcos of Sarr and Gumede. Please God have mercy dis man must not join Swallows bcos if he does den de team 's also going down next cson.

Nebo VI
posted: 2014-05-19 07:35:40

K53 Rhino

He 's already sign pre contract with Chiefs since he 's free.

Tsotso vhimba
posted: 2014-05-19 07:37:53

gebhula4sure well said meneer, this guy should learn to arrest his mouth more often

Mgugudi Treble Addict
posted: 2014-05-19 07:38:55

This fool that was saved from a career ending injury by Pirates should have not attacked his former team in the 1st place, this is what you get in this industry. I cautioned most bloggers that Mhlongo is digging his grave but them fools argued that he was brave & had a right to speak what he likes.

Let's hope his next meal will come from the rights he abused.

Nebo VI
posted: 2014-05-19 07:38:56

When was de last time Chiefs buy a player dat 's stil contracted to another team ? 

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