GLADAFRICA Championship side Pretoria Callies coach Joel Masutha believes Kaizer Chiefs legend Collins “Ntofontofo” Mbesuma will add a huge value to his team next season.
The 37-year-old has been training with the club for the past two weeks, and the former Black Leopards and Chippa United coach has already asked the club management to sign Mbesuma, who has been playing professional football for 18 years.
“He (Mbesuma) is still a good player and I love his hunger for the game,” said Masutha.
“He is a good example to many young players. If you don’t know him and come to our training, you will think he is still a young boy. I love his professionalism and commitment to the game. I am positive that he will be a good signing for us.”
Last season, the Zambian-born striker was playing for Championship side University of Pretoria and scored four goals. Mbesuma made a name for himself when he joined Chiefs in 2004 from Zambian side Roan United. The well-travelled player won the PSL Player of the Season in 2005. Mbesuma has won the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boots twice.
He first won it in 2005 while playing for Chiefs, scoring an impressive 35 goals.
He won it again in 2016 with defunct Mpumalanga Black Aces.
“Mbesuma’s experience will come in handy for us next season and I see him scoring some goals,” added Masutha.
Mbesuma has also played for Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns, Golden Arrows, Moroka Swallows and Highlands Park. The former Zambian international has also had a stint with the English Championship outfit Portsmouth.