New Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Melusi Buthelezi has credited South African football legend Jomo Sono for the role he played in his career.
Buthelezi joined Pirates in June from TS Galaxy, having played 23 matches for The Rockets in all competitions last season, joining Sipho Chaine, Siyabonga Mpontshane and Richard Ofori in the Buccaneers goalkeeping department.
His journey, which started in the amateur ranks in his home province Kwa-Zulu Natal also led him to Jomo Cosmos his first professional stint when they were playing in the First Division.
Speaking to iDiski Times senior Writer Velile Mnyandu in the current edition of the newspaper the 25-year-old said he is grateful the Pirates legend saw something in him and natured it.
“I think Bra J is one person who has really helped me to get to where I am today,” Buthelezi told iDiski Times.
“And I’m grateful that I got to be guided by him and to have been given an opportunity by him. He gave me my first professional contract.
“He is the one who gave me a shot at professional football and he is the person who saw something in me before I could even know a lot.
“I can say he is someone who took me from nowhere and made me something.”
You can read Buthelezi’s full interview in edition 117 available on iDiski Times website.