- Former Orlando Pirates and Wits player Patrick Phungwayo has answered his spiritual calling and is now a sangoma
- According to a source who is close to the 32-year-old, Phungwayo will not be returning to professional football
- He is honouring his calling and has been posting pictures of himself wearing his traditional healer attire
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Former Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits defender Patrick Phungwayo will not be returning to football because he has answered his spiritual calling. According to a source close to the football player, Phungwayo has had the calling for a long time and he could no longer ignore it.
The source said: "He is a traditional healer now and there is no time for football. He could have signed for any team but couldn’t do that because he had to answer his calling."
According to the source, Phungwayo has accepted that he will no longer be playing football at a professional level.
Phungwayo has been without a team since Free State stars were relegated in 2019. He was out of the public eye for quite a while but he has recently been sharing pictures of himself and his family on Facebook.
Most recently, he shared a picture of himself in his car wearing traditional healer attire. Many of his Facebook friends acknowledged his calling and wondered if he would ever go back to playing professional football.
The 32-year-old has also had a stint overseas with Greek team Panionios. Phungwayo is still young and can still play football should he choose to go back, but until that moment comes he will continue to honour his calling.
In other news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that an Izangoma Zodumo cast member addressed the backlash after the show premier. Mzansi Magic premiered a new show on Wednesday, 7 October called Izangoma Zodumo. The reaction that the new show received left the cast and crew feeling devastated.
The show tells the story of the lives of two traditional healers Prudence Ngwe Magagula and Makgotso Gogo Maweni Makopo. While this was set to be a proudly Mzansi show, the fact that the healers spoke in English and not their mother tongue languages are just one of the thing many found very disappointing about the show.
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