Mhlongo says he always believed that he will recover from a horrific injury he suffered while still at Pirates in 2009
Mhlongo suffered a broken leg injury while playing for Pirates against AmaZulu in 2009, and his football career was thought to be over immediately after the injury.
However, the 32-year-old Mhlongo eventually recovered after Pirates allegedly asked him to sign what he calls “insurance papers” that would have ended his career.
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“Pirates gave me insurance papers to sign to say it’s over, and if I signed those papers I was not going to be here today. They nearly ended my career. I still had two years with them, and I told them I will take my chances,” said Mhlongo after the match.
He added: “If I don’t recover I will see what I can do afterwards. I did recover and I am back, and I won against them. What a good feeling!”
Mhlongo started his professional career with Bidvest Wits in 2001 and he moved to Mamelodi Sundowns in 2005 before securing a move to Pirates in 2008.
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