PSL News 11.1.2018 01:49 pm

Former Pirates keeper talks about drinking problem

Brighton Mhlongo (Pic: Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Brighton Mhlongo (Pic: Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo admits to drinking heavily towards the end of his days at the Soweto giants.

Mhlongo says he sobered up months before moving to Chippa United last year.

“I didn’t go to AA [Alcoholic Anonymous] as it’s more of rehabilitation. I knew that I had to see someone before I flushed my career down the drain,” Mhlongo told SundayWorld.

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“I took the decision on my own and I have also prayed about it.

“I wanted to clean up my act and rediscover myself. At the moment I drink occasionally and mostly when we are not playing. I am doing this to save my career.”

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