Benson sticks to his guns Platinum Stars MTN8 Final Orlando Pirates

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The issue has dominated social networking sites ever since, and today Mhlongo tells this website he stands by what he said.

"I cannot change the statement. I am not going to respond on what other people are making out of it. They have their own agendas," Mhlongo says.

"What I said was not about Pirates, but my injury. I said if I had agreed to sign those papers then it would have ended my career. My message was to players to believe in themselves and never give up in football.

"I did it myself and I am happy that was able to bounce back and now win a trophy with Platinum Stars. I am not going to change my statement or respond to people who have their own agendas."

Mhlongo says even if his team had beaten Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN8 Final, he would have still said what he said.

"My wife, my children and my family know about this and I don’t care about what other people are saying. Even if were playing against Kaizer Chiefs, I would have said how I survived the injury."