Chris Katongo is being helped by Siyabonga Nkosi and Rowen Fernandez in Germany.

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Posted: 17 September 2008 Time: 13:14

After playing four games and scoring one goal since he started playing for Arminia Bielefeld in Germany this season, Zambian striker Chris Katongo is confident of success in the Bundesliga.

Katongo, signed by Arminia Bielefeld from Brondby IF at the start of the new season, is among the African contingent that coach Michael Frontzek is looking to changing the team’s fortune after a terrible start to the current league campaign.

“I would say, so far so good, and I’m enjoying myself in Germany,” Katongo told

“The coach has been using me more as an attacking midfielder than a striker, but still I don’t have any problem with that as I have played many positions in my career.”

Katongo, who has taken his wife and one-year-old son, Chris Junior, to Germany, is also full of praise for his South African teammates Siyabonga Nkosi and Rowen Fernandez, who have made things easier for him to settle in well in Germany.

“Both Rowen and Siyabonga are like brothers to me. They came here before me and they took time off to show me around. They are fantastic guys and I have since developed great friendships with both of them.”

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 02:12 pm
Keep it up Chris.Thanks to the bros for helping the other bro settle down .This is what we call Ubuntu. Viva Chipolopolo.
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 02:13 pm
The going says "to forgive is to set the prisnor free and discover that the prisnor was you".

Lets forgive Gary Goldstone. Gordon says the guy he is no longer enjoying life in training . So, guys i believe Gary has ears and he listen, why do we forgive him? The guy has been punished, Appologised,& try to call Bulu which shows sign he admit the wrong doing. people keep influence war between players " WHICH MUST STOP".Don't influence war between players. It happens in sokka where by a player get out of emotions & misbehave.for instance, Zidane deliberately heat Mettarazi on his face, but they publicly forgive each other and put the matter under the carpet.Gary is longer living healthy life,because of people who a lways after him. An eye for an eye will not solve the problem. lets forgive. SUFFER & PSL dispoint me for wantin 2 take action agaisnt gary, who has already punished. Psl and SUFER want to put themselves under pressure. Fire to fire will not work out.

I'm writing this from a broken heart.
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 02:24 pm
Psl and Suffer are now beyond FIFA regulation. why they keep chasing after punished player( Gary ). They trying to bend and justify the laws to Charge Charged Goldstone. Hesaid sorry to Bulu, Chiefs Management, Mushin, Bulu's Family, Club and Grodon himself. so , what next ? Zola Mavu you want to Charge Gary, so that you please people ? pls stop that. This not nice. Yes, he idmit a mistake.
posted: 02:28 pm
Forgive What? this guy keep on going away with murder. he did the same thing to Jabu Pule and several players, he should be punished with 6 months ban
posted: 02:53 pm
forgive my voet..........

this guy has to dance to the music,.,,,,,period
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 03:00 pm
Hey Mpanda and Saddam Bin Ladden, you are the example of people who are motivating Wars between teams and players.
posted: 03:38 pm
No favours or sympathy...If u break da rules U get punished...Otherwise everyone will be doing it & expecting to be forgiven...It's simple u break the law & face the music.I wish the PSL DC can give him a harsh sentence...what he deserve.i think the message got 2 da ears of those who were thinking that since it's Wafa Wafa on weekend they do their tricks 2 injure sum targeted players...sum of them plan that even before the game.Khosi 4 Life.
posted: 03:44 pm
Soccer Critic ( Tivani ) are the example of people who hide criminals in this country, no wonder crime in SA is becoming more like an everyday life....

Goldstone deserves nothing but a sentence that will get rid of him in the field of play, these are the concequences of his deeds.....
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 03:54 pm
Jonas and Mpanda, Gary has already punsihed. so, what next with PSL and SUFFER.
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 03:54 pm
Hy jonas he already face the music.
posted: 04:20 pm
Soccer Critic ( Tivani ), punished by who?

So, if you commit a crime, then you parents punish you, then does that mean you off the hook?

No....this guy will of cause not harm his team mate but his opponent during a live that what the young stars are supposed to learn? that if you do that to your opponent, then you will get away with it? NO BOSS.....

This guy must be removed from the field of play.......

I also condemn this guy Larson, I mean he said all the psl teams can expect that from them, what is that supposed to mean?

Critic, this is worth critisizing boss......
posted: 04:52 pm
Can we not learn to post comments relevent to the article we are currently viewing - pls ppl. Use the forum for general thingies.
Bullet Funk
posted: 10:51 pm
SPOT ON! What has Gordon got to do with Chris's South African brothers in Germany??!!!!
posted: 01:14 pm
How do you expect to be forgiven if u dont have a heart that forgives. but, guys this guy is a monster. He deserves a year out of football coz that was intentional. It wasnt a professional foul as he claims. By the way, mabhakaniya ningakhali bafethu, this season is ours. mark my words
posted: 01:16 pm
ha ha ha ha ha. there is only one comment about the real issue here. Yho, ha ha ha ha ha.
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