Pitso Mosimane forgives Bongani Zungu, but suggests his apology was written by someone else

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Mosimane spoke to the media ahead of his team's clash with the Buccaneers, whom Mokwena left for at the start of last season

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is not angry at Bongani Zungu for suggesting that Rulani Mokwena was behind both the success of his team as well as the resurgence of Orlando Pirates. 

In a series of tweets earlier this week, Zungu praised Mokwena for making the Buccaneers 'a top team again' following the club's 2-1 win over Polokwane City in the league. 

The Amiens SC midfielder has since apologized for his tweets, and Mosimane said that he's already forgiven the South Africa international.   

“He is my boy. I have good memories with him and I don’t want to spoil that," Mosimane told the media.

“If he did put those tweets‚ he made a mistake and maybe he was under pressure. We all make mistakes – do you know how many mistakes I have made? We need to support and help, it’s okay," said Mosimane. 

While Zungu released a statement issuing his apology, Mosimane feels someone else helped the player, saying the English in the statement was just 'very good'. 

“In my opinion‚ I don’t think Bongani Zungu wrote that apology. He does not respond with that type of big English. They read the apology to me, and the article commanded very good English. Even myself, I don’t speak English that well," said the Sundowns mentor.

“It was written in top English. I know my players. You must read what’s not written and see what is not said," continued Mosimane. 

The Kagiso-born coach recalled how he had to go around the township of Duduza to convince Zungu to play for the Brazilians. 

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He also made mention of how he prepared him to be the player he is by converting him into the central midfield position. 

“I prepared him to go and play in Europe. He was playing as a winger at Tuks, and I changed his position because he does not have speed to play that position in Europe. I told Zungu that you are not too fast‚ you are not a No 10 and you don’t score enough goals," recalled Mosimane. 

"I went to Duduza on a Sunday looking for him in the whole township and I swapped him with Buhle Mkhwanazi to Tuks. That’s where I want to focus on. He is a multimillionaire in Euros now and his life and that of his family has changed for the better," added Mosimane. 

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