Mbongeni Mzimela questions Platinum Stars' disciplinary approach
Posted: 22 June 2016 Time: 11:27
Platinum Stars goalkeeper Mbongeni Mzimela has questioned the manner in which he was disciplined by the club towards the end of last season.
Stars announced in April they had fired Masibusane Zongo and fined Mzimela and Khulekani Madondo for ill-discipline.
The trio reportedly attended training smelling of alcohol following a big night out, with Zongo sacked for repeated transgressions.
Mzimela insists he is well aware he was at fault, but believes Dikwena could have managed the matter in-house.
"I can admit what I did was wrong and I felt myself personally that the way the matter was dealt with was not the same as other situations to other players," Mzimela tells KickOff.com.
"I felt it was too harsh for the matter to be dragged in the media or to go to the DC. I’m speaking of my situation and Madondo, it was something the club as a family should have quickly covered it up inside the club.
"But I’m not saying it was right what we did… it was very wrong what we did. But I felt afterwards the club should have just talked to us and end the matter like any other players like they have done in the past."
Meanwhile, Mzimela is determined to earn a Bafana Bafana call-up after helping his team qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup with a third-placed finish in the league in 2015/16.
"I had that hope that I would end up getting the call-up," he says.
"But what I need to do is to work more harder when we start the new season. I have to continue to improve as a player and when I get the call-up I hope I will be ready."