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Ex-Pirates star names best player he’s ever seen, a surprise?

Football players don’t really retire at this early age these days, but former Orlando Pirates star Thandani Ntshumayelo has become an exception.

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Following a prolonged struggle to revive his career after the infamous drug ban in 2016 for four years, Ntshumayelo’s comeback in 2020 was unsuccessful.

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The Heilbron-born star has hung his boots after short stints with Baroka FC and Swallows FC.

The 33-year-old revealed the sad decision via social media last Thursday.

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Meanwhile, Ntshumayelo had a chat with Thabiso Mosia.

The Radio 2000 journalist took a moment to ask the former SuperSport United star to name the best player he ever played with.

“For me, Zongo is the best player I’ve ever seen in my life. The things he used to do since we were young,” said Ntshumayelo.

“I’ve seen players that talk football; then they don’t deliver. He used to talk football, the same thing he was talking about you would see in the field.

Pirates SuperSport Zongo
Zongo as a promising youngster at SuperSport before ill-discipline and personal demons cut his DStv Premiership career short. Image: SL24

“Zongo is that player who was fit. He can showboat; also, he was a direct player. When he wants to play, no one can stand in from of him from a young age,” the player known as “Bibo” added.

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