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Mlambo Spills The Beans: I Was Stopped From Training With Wits

Xola Mlambo Discusses His Departure From Bidvest Wits

By Soccer Laduma - Jan 30, 2018 05:00 PM

Xola Mlambo has revealed that he had difficulties in his career prior to leaving Bidvest Wits for Orlando Pirates.

Read: Pirates Confirm Mlambo Signing

Mlambo has been added to the Pirates squad, as one of the club’s mid-season acquisitions for Milutin Sredojevic’s team. The midfielder has already started training with his new team. 

In an interview with Pirates’ official website, Mlambo discussed some of the events that took place prior to his departure from Wits.

“There are a few faces in the team that I go back a long way with because of our collective past experiences. Mpho Makola is special, he is more of a brother than a teammate for me. When things were bad and I didn’t train for three weeks because I was stopped from training with Wits, he was there for me in what was an extremely frustrating time for me. We chatted all the time and he always advised me and kept me believing that I am a quality player and that things will work out,” Mlambo told Bucs’ official website. 

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The 26-year-old also thanked Bucs’ assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena for helping him ‘during those three weeks when I was on my own.’

“Coach Rhulani was instrumental in keeping me motivated and ensuring that I continue to train hard during those three weeks when I was on my own. We go way back, even before I turned professional. I started working with him before I left the reserve team of Mamelodi Sundowns to join Cape Town All Stars. 

Read – Mlambo On Bucs Training: I Learnt Different Things 

“It was also great to reunite with some of the players I have worked with in the past like Phetso Maphanga, we were together at the Sundowns junior ranks and at Cape Town All Stars. Diamond Thopola was my teammate at Chippa United and Thembinkosi Lorch was my teammate at Cape Town All Stars as well. It was great to see all the familiar faces because it made things easier for me from the word go. I feel like I’m part of the team as opposed to being fearful or isolated in a new environment,” the midfielder has been quoted as saying.


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Tshepo2030 Joined: 01 Dec 2017
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Tshepo2030 Jan 31, 2018 10:51 AM
welcome home ngubhu emnyama........ namanje thambo
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BucsEternally Jan 31, 2018 10:49 AM
I Salute Benni And City For Treating Johannes With Respect Even Though He Signed A Pre Contract With Your Team!
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LMM10 Jan 31, 2018 08:42 AM
Qhaf-qhuf...The post does not say anything about Hunt, please don't shove him down our throat
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machithazonke Jan 31, 2018 08:33 AM
Wishing you all the best man
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Warras4phefeni Jan 31, 2018 08:22 AM
I find it obtuse for coaches to stop players from training if there are interests somewhere, the very same player that was winning you games mfxm stupid maaan
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Zimele Jan 31, 2018 08:16 AM
Qhaf qhaf nathing bad what mlambo say he just tell you i was stoped to train,and hunt will never coach pirates
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mbixane Jan 31, 2018 08:06 AM
Good luck boy, you need to understand sonny these things in football, some coaches don't want to keep players fit for another teams
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Fere@Zastron01 Jan 31, 2018 06:45 AM
you are a quality player big now have to work hard..very very hard you must remember...
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Qhaf-Qhaf Jan 31, 2018 06:16 AM
You must learn to keep quiet son cause you don't know next season Rats can hire the same guy " Hunt " you are badmouthing on the media . Be careful...
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Siyanda tiene Jan 30, 2018 10:34 PM
Jeah we are happy people this year bt can't wait to algamar wearing black and white kit
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Vumisa Jan 30, 2018 10:02 PM
welcome home boy! keep ur head up, i want to see u in the national colours
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Bongz4bucs.. Jan 30, 2018 09:00 PM
Jst controll that middlefield boy we have been waiting for u...jst help Musalihno n destroy teams
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RyanPule Jan 30, 2018 08:24 PM
Always two sides to each story interesting to hear what Wits have to say. ?????
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Viscose Jan 30, 2018 06:46 PM
I wish you all the best Mlambo. We waited for you and you are with as now.lets not talk about someone we don't know. You worked under him as your foreman at Wits. No matter how badly he treated you. YOU are at home now with your brothers. We have no foreman at Pirates. We have a father figure and brothers not workers like at Wits. As supporters we wish you all the best brother. Do what you know best and leave the media alone. We know MR Hunt from his time at Super sport United
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slivo ledimo Jan 30, 2018 06:33 PM
why Gavin hunt always treat players like this.especially when they wish to move to other big teams.this dates back to Teko Modise.this coach thinks hes better than other coaches.with bad remarks.bad attitude.currently he says they cant afford Gamal.aftr the player wisper to other players that he so wish to play fr 1 of soweto big team.
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mbheduyajika Jan 30, 2018 05:33 PM
Hau! i thought we were going to go with Ramagalela.
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Bucs is a family, welcome boi we hv a lot of plyrz frm chippa but thats football.bucs namanje
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SowetoBOY Jan 30, 2018 05:23 PM
Welcome 10-10 can wait to see you do your thing at bucs.
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SL_hated_donkey Jan 30, 2018 05:13 PM
One interview makes multiple articles in SL and Kickoff.

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