Sundowns Kaizer Chiefs Pitso Mosimane

Sundowns fans loving life. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

New Bafana Bafana star ditched Kaizer Chiefs to support another team

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Sundowns Kaizer Chiefs Pitso Mosimane

Sundowns fans loving life. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Bafana Bafana and AmaZulu winger Mlondi Mbanjwa used to be a Kaizer Chiefs fan but switched his allegiances.

Kaizer Chiefs fan Mbanjwa ditched them for Sundowns

25-year-old Usuthu full-back Mlondi Mbanjwa followed in his father’s footsteps to follow Kaizer Chiefs as a kid. However, he switched allegiances over the years because he liked the football played by Mamelodi Sundowns.

“I grew up supporting Chiefs,” Mbanjwa told iDiski Times.

“But as time went on, I decided to support Sundowns especially because of how they play. I like how they play.”

Kaizer Chiefs have a huge following despite their trophy drought

Sundowns might be the dominant and preeminent force in South African football, but Chiefs still have by far the most fans. That’s a legacy owing to the club’s dominant period in the 80s and 90s. Mbanjwa made his debut for Bafana Bafana in a recent friendly against European minnows Andorra, and he drew praise from Amakhosi legend Doc Khumalo.

“Yoh that made me so happy [Doctor Khumalo praise],” he said last week.

“It really made me happy, especially because my parents have been looking up to the person when I was still growing up.

“My father is a huge soccer fan, especially Kaizer Chiefs. So that was something amazing,” he said as per Goal.

MLS Doctor "Doc" Khumalo Kaizer Chiefs
Doc Khumalo. Image: @kaizerchiefs / Twitter


Meanwhile, Mbanjwa‘s agent has responded to recent rumours about his future, indicating that the full-back is keen on a move to Portugal. According to iDiskiTimes, his agent has prioritised potential European offers.

“I mean every player has a dream to play for their national team and to play abroad. So for me, it was important to get in touch with people overseas. Yes, I did reach out to people in Portugal to come have a look at him.”

“Yes, and they have watched him so we are just waiting to hear what they have to say or how they want to move forward because the player is still contracted to AmaZulu,” he added.

“He has a long-term contract at that. So if there is interest I’ll take them directly to the club chairman and if he decides to continue they will make an offer to the chairman.

“But to be honest I want greener pastures overseas for the player. So yes I have been in contact with people in Portugal.”

AmaZulu's Mlondi Mbanjwa attracting Portuguese interest after Bafana Bafana debu. image: SAFA
AmaZulu’s Mlondi Mbanjwa is attracting Portuguese interest after his Bafana Bafana debut. image: SAFA


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