Ex-Pirates star: What held me back


Augustine Mulenga has finally shared what made him leave Orlando Pirates.

The top Zambian forward says his original plan was not to join another PSL team when he left the Buccaneers.

Following his departure from the Soweto giants Mulenga surfaced at Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila but ended up being signed by AmaZulu after he came to some sort of agreement with the Limpopo side.

"The time I left Pirates I was not even planning to go to AmaZulu, I was about to go somewhere," Mulenga tells KickOff.com.

"It was not here in South Africa, it was in Dubai there... it's just that this corona thing. I had to drop my move. They said I can wait a bit but I said I cannot wait. I can't just be staying home just training on my own.

"No wonder when AmaZulu approached me I said ya. But it was not AmaZulu alone, there were a lot of teams but AmaZulu managed to give me what I wanted at that time. Ya but the reason why I left Pirates is because I was not having game time."

Like every PSL star, Mulenga says he would like to play for one of the big teams again in future.

"For now I can't say much because I still have a contract with AmaZulu. All I can say is every player wants to play for a bigger team. So that goes for me also, I would love to play for a bigger team," he admits.

"But AmaZulu also, they can make it as a bigger team. The good thing about AmaZulu is that everybody is happy there."

Mulenga's contract with Usuthu ends in 2022.