'Lunga can excel at any of the big three'


Kaizer Chiefs legend Robson Muchichwa believes his Bulawayo homeboy Divine Lunga can excel at any of the PSL's big three ahead of an expected move to Gauteng.

Lunga looks set for a move to Mamelodi Sundowns at the end of the season after three years of great service at Golden Arrows having risen to establish himself amongst the best left-backs in the PSL.

Speaking to KickOff.com, Zimbwean legend Muchichwa shares his take on his highly rated compatriot.

"He has taken the same route that I took of starting far from the madding crowd at a smaller club like Golden Arrows before then coming to Gauteng,” says Muchichwa, who was signed by Kaizer Chiefs in 1997 after making a huge impression at QwaQwa Stars.

"He [Lunga] has now familiarised himself enough with South African football to play for any team in the PSL. In leaving Arrows for Gauteng there will be no shock for him because he won’t be going to a place where he will see anything that he doesn’t know. He has adjusted well to the PSL and with his qualities he can now go and excel at a bigger club.

"When I left QwaQwa Stars for Chiefs I already knew very well what was expected of me which is the same for him. I am sure he also already knows about the lifestyle change so this is an advantage for him. Johannesburg can be disruptive at times if you are not careful so you need to focus on what brought you to Johannesburg," notes Muchichwa before then pointing out what will make his Bulawayo homeboy succeed at Sundowns.

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"The most important aspect about his game is that he is a team player. This is what counts in the modern game especially at a club like Sundowns, which is why Sundowns have shown interest in him. He is that type of a player that will thrive in the environment that Sundowns will provide for him. To be able to be incorporated at clubs like Sundowns you must be a team player and that is a quality that is underestimated a lot of the times.

"I have no doubt that he will fit at Sundowns but then he needs to work harder because at Sundowns you must always stay on top of your game to stay relevant. In terms of working I have no doubt about him. He just needs to adjust to the tactical elements that come with playing for Sundowns. Otherwise we are talking of a national team quality player."

Both Muchichwa and Lunga hail from nearby townships of Pelandaba and Mpopoma respectively in Bulawayo.

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