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Money and fame killed the promising career of Pirates man?

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Expectations were high on the shoulders of the man from Sebokeng after his appearance in the 1-1 draw with Highlands Park. While he proceeded to show up for Pirates - three times and he never entirely satisfied the guarantee at first team football. 

The midfielder, who in 2018 was named by a UK distribution as one of 60 of the Best Young Talents on the planet, gone through the season with Bucs' feeder group Pele FC in the ABC Motsepe League. 

Augustine Mahlonoko left a mark on the world for Orlando Pirates in August 2018, when he turned into the most youthful player to wear the famous Black and White of the Ghosts at 16-years of age. In any case, two years on, his career took a downward trajectory and the club has released him.

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Mahlonoko has opened up on the entanglements that accompany being famous and how he intends to snatch his second open door with two hands. 

He said that when he took a glance back at Pirates stint, he felt the honour because he got the opportunity that many dream about, and it was a huge gift for him to don the club colours at a tender age.

He said it was a gift that even in his greatest fantasies he wouldn't have imagined that he would play for Pirates first team at the age 16. He bemoaned the fact that he was perhaps too young but his ability was at that point un­doubtable although he still had lots to learn.

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Still just 19, the previous MDC man concedes that all the consideration and publicity that accompanies playing for a club like Pirates wrecked his promising career. 

“To be honest, I was distracted by the fame and the attention of the media, but like I am saying, I am very lucky that my management team is full of experienced people who have extensive industry insight."

He said he has now found the company that will help him adjust well and put his foot on the ground.

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