Ivory Coast-based defender Mzokhona Ngezana has revealed how his brother Siyabonga at Kaizer Chiefs helped him quit his job as an electrical technician to pursue his dream in football.
Defender Mzokhona is the second South African player to turn out in Ivory Coast after former Orlando Pirates midfielder Bennett Chenene.
The duo are currently registered with Ivorian side Williamsville Athletic in the West African country's premier division.
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Sebokeng-born Ngezana worked for Marcopolo Bus Company to help feed the family before he was spotted by Chenene during a festive season tournament in Vaal.
Chenene then recommended the 27-year-old to his bosses at Williamsville, but it was his brother's success with Amakhosi that allowed him the freedom to move.
"Siyabonga is the person that helped me achieve my dream by achieving his dream in football. His success at Chiefs helped revive my dream," Ngezana tells KickOff.com.
"I was no longer playing but working for a bus company called Marcopolo. I was working as an electrical technician. I was working and doing what I didn't like.
"His success inspired me to go back to football and revive my dream. If he didn't achieve his dream in football I would be still working and not playing football.
"I remember watching him playing and scoring against Mamelodi Sundowns. He had one of his best games on that day and his performance inspired me a lot. I told myself that I need to go back and play football.
"Fortunately the chance came for me to go and play football in Ivory Coast. It was a chance I couldn't afford to miss."
Ngezana and Chenene remain in Ivory Coast while the country is also in lockdown without football activities.
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