My Dream Team: Linda Buthelezi

My Dream Team

Linda 'Mercedes Benz' Buthelezi has selected his Dream Team for consisting of the best footballers he played with during his career.

Buthelezi will forever be regarded as one of the best defensive midfielders manufactured in South Africa.

The 51-year-old was part of the famous squad that won the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations title under Clive Barker, such was his stature as a player.

At club level the Bafana Bafana legend turned out for the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs, Jomo Cosmos and SuperSport United.

Buthelezi selects Brian Perry as his goalkeeper, telling "He took his job seriously. You could not easily score against him. He was the reason Cosmos played so well in 1992."

At left-back is Chris Molebatsi, and he comments: "Only if he took things seriously we would be talking a different story about his football. He was tall, he knew how to mark, he knew how to pass, he was also good with heading. But the small things that sometimes disturb us as people also disturbed him."

Meanwhile, John Salter is one of his centre-backs, with Buthelezi explaining: "I dreamt of playing with him since his days at Arcadia. He hated losing."

Click through the gallery above to see Buthelezi's full Dream Team!

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