Former Orlando Pirates coach Cavin Johnson has urged Kaizer Chiefs target Kobamelo Kodisang to stay in Europe.
Kodisang is currently signed to SC Braga in Europe but is struggling for game-time.
This has sparked rumours that he could return to South Africa, with Kaizer Chiefs showing interest in the player.
Johnson who coached Kodisang at Platinum Stars has urged him to stick it out in Europe.
The 22-year-old also has his international career to consider with it clear that Hugo Broos doesn’t like to pick players who aren’t get regular games at their club.
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Kaizer Chiefs not the place for Kodisang
Johnson hopes that Kodisang heeds the advice he imparted years ago.
“I always try to teach Kodisang that you have an opportunity to go overseas, take it, and he has been there for a while now at Braga. He has grown a bit, but naturally, he is an exceptional player, level-minded,” Johnson told Soccer Laduma.
“He played well for Braga B side in Portugal, and he even got a chance to play in the first team. I know the boy is pushing very hard, and I always encourage players to stay in Europe, try and stay there as long as you can; he is only 22, and he is likely to get seen by more people.
“My advice to Kodisang is to stay in Europe and prove himself, I think he’s got a lot to prove, he is still young, and South Africa will see him soon, but for now, I suggest he remains in Europe, ‘stay there my boy, don’t close the door and make a name for yourself’.
“If they [Braga] want to loan him out, let it be a team in Europe as there is more exposure, there is talent identification.”