A former PSL footballer who was recruited by Pitso Mosimane has revealed details on a terrifying incident of how he was robbed at gunpoint during his stay in the country.
Zimbabwean defender Nyasha Chazika spent two years at SuperSport United between 2003 and 2005 playing as Nicholas Chazika after being brought in by Pitso Mosimane after turning down Moroka Swallows.
"I was never settled in South Africa because I never had freedom. I always locked up myself indoors," says Chazika in a show named ‘In Touch with a legend’ presented by retired footballer Alois Bunjira who played for Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits among other clubs through his time in the PSL.
"I had my worst fear while staying at the house of the club’s bus driver in Atteridgeville after I got robbed by guys who were armed.
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"He (bus driver) had dropped me off at his place and gone to drop other players and by the time he came back all the damage had been done. They took property, my passport, bank cards plus R1000 while a gun was on my head.
"After that, I told them that I can’t stay here. When I came home to get a new passport I even refused to go back to South Africa because it was my first time to have a gun on my head after having heard so many stories. That experience scared me.
"I’m sorry to say this but South Africa is Sodom and Gomorrah. It is a very nice country, but they don’t value life. I don’t know why. I was so traumatized that I was afraid of going home thinking I would find those guys again.
"Then I got a knee injury, but the doctors couldn’t find anything. I think it was spiritual. I think there was someone behind it. So, I decided to come back home. SuperSport had wanted to take me to Silver Stars, but I refused. SuperSport paid me off and I came back home," says Chazika.