Khayelihle Shozi: Pitso Mosimane Reportedly Ready to Step In to Assist Troubled Player

Khayelihle Shozi: Pitso Mosimane Reportedly Ready to Step In to Assist Troubled Player

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:28 PM
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  • Help might be on the way for the highly talented football player Khayelihle Shozi
  • The troubled former Mamelodi Sundowns player has been living on the streets while reportedly being addicted to drugs and suffering from mental health issues
  • His former coach Pitso Mosimane is reportedly set to step in to help where he can

The man who gave Khayelihle Shozi his break in senior football at Mamelodi Sundowns is set to step in and help him.

Pitso Mosimane is reportedly intent on helping out Shozi, who has been living on the streets in recent years. The Al Ahli Saudi coach promoted him to the senior squad from the Diski Challenge outfit during his time at Chloorkop.

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Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane handed Khayelihle Shozi his senior debut. Image source: @Boromo_M.
Source: Twitter

According to The Citizen, Shozi's brother Shwi said in a radio inter

“What I say is that I heard what coach Pitso said. It made me very happy and that is why I am here to talk about Khayelihle. It has been a while since he has been in that situation. But what will happen now is that Pitso wants to help him. He promised to do some things for him when he has been found and helped out of his current state.”

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Mosimane had tweeted:

"Very sad to see this image. His combination with Percy Tau was amazing. We even promoted him to the senior team ahead of Percy."

What led Khayelihle Shozi astray

Bad company and stress is the reason behind Khayelihle Shozi’s shocking behaviour which saw him being reported missing and being seen around the streets of Johannesburg walking around as a beggar on drugs, said a source close to the former Mamelodi Sundowns development player.

Videos of Shozi looking like someone who was homeless circulated throughout social media platforms in January 2022. He was then spotted in the Vaal in a similar condition recently. The midfielder, who last played for JDR Stars in the GladAfrica Championship, is reported to be back home and has told his family that people he thought were his friends, introduced him to drugs and when he couldn’t cope they didn’t help him.

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