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Zondo hails Khenyeza's 'impeccable hot right foot'

Former Golden Arrows coach Khabo Zondo has hailed the goalscoring prowess of the recently retired Mabhuti Khenyeza, who managed 110 Premiership strikes.

Khenyeza recently retired from playing after an impressive career that saw him play for the likes of Arrows, Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns, Ajax Cape Town, SuperSport United, Mpumalanga Black Aces and AmaZulu.

The 36-year-old recently hung up his boots with Usuthu to take over as assistant manager under Muhsin Ertugral at Maritzburg United.

Zondo, who coached the player at Arrows in 2002, told Kickoff: "For me he could have done much better, but I am not surprised that he reached that number of goals. Mabhuti was born to score goals, he always wants to score.

"He was selfish in the right way, like any striker. He would carry that responsibility, he was not scared. At times I would say instead of scoring you could have passed, but you could see that his attitude is that one of a goal scorer.

"He packed an impeccable, hot right foot. He had to work on his accuracy at times, but most of them were on target. He was strong to take defenders away. He was not a great dribbler, but he was a good protector of the ball.

"To be honest, it's a side I would still need to see. I remember from time to time Mabhuti would say that he has a team where he comes from, a development team that he always looks after. I am not quite sure if he will or will not make a good coach, but everyone has to be given a chance."