Collins Mbesuma: Golden Arrows Star Lungelo Nguse Makes Admission About Former Kaizer Chiefs Striker

Collins Mbesuma: Golden Arrows Star Lungelo Nguse Makes Admission About Former Kaizer Chiefs Striker

Babajide Orevba
updated at May 23, 2024 at 8:36 AM
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  • Lungelo Nguse, who joined Golden Arrows last summer, has hailed former striker Collins Mbesuma
  • Mbesuma left an indelible footprint in South African football, scoring goals for fun for top clubs
  • Nguse, who had an average first season in the PSL, named Mbesuma as his childhood 'model'

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Impressive Golden Arrows striker, Lungelo Nguse, has made an honest admission about former Kaizer Chiefs striker Collins Mbesuma.

Zambian football legend Mbesuma had a stellar career in the PSL, playing for top South African clubs like Mamelodi Sundowns, Golden Arrows and Kaizer Chiefs.

The former Portsmouth of England forward scored for fun in the PSL and was outstanding during the 2004/2005 season when he scored 25 league goals to help Amakhosi to the title.

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Lungelo Nguse names Collins Mbesuma as his childhood 'idol'. Photo Credit: Salim Dawood.
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He emerged as the top scorer during that campaign, claimed the Golden Boot, and created records while at the Naturena based side.

Meanwhile, Nguse, who joined Arrows last summer, applauded Mbesuma for his heroics during his time in the DStv Premiership.

After parting ways with Motsepe Foundation Championship side AmaTuks, the forward agreed a deal with Abafana Bes’thende as a free agent.

The 25-year-old had an average first season with Golden Arrows, scoring just six goals in 22 league matches.

He has already been nicknamed 'Mbesuma' at his club, and the forward also disclosed that Mbesuma was the striker he grew up idolising. He told FARPost:

“My role model? It has to be [Collins] Mbesuma. Even now, they still call me Mbesuma when I’m playing football.
“My previous chairman Unathi Mqokiyana [of Bizana Pondo Chiefs] gave me that name after seeing what I can do on the pitch. When I was growing up, he was the striker I was looking up to.
"He was scoring many goals for Chiefs. I liked his movements and his positioning on the ball."

Junior Khanye says Chiefs disrespected Khune

Sports Brief earlier reported that former Kaizer Chiefs winger Junior Khanye expressed disappointment at Amakhosi's apparent 'disrespect' for club legend Itumeleng Khune.

The PSL giants announced that they would honour the iconic goalkeeper, who had spent 25 years with the club after joining them as a young talent.

Despite the game appearing to be Khune's final home match, the Chiefs technical crew under Cavin Johnson instead started Bruce Bvuma in goal.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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