Embattled Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Jabulani Mendu has waxed lyrical about Amakhosi coach Ted Dumitru.
Mendus future at the Soweto glamour club has been the source of much speculation recently after the former Moroka Swallows star allegedly fell out of favour with his teammates.
And with the 27-year-old set to appear before a club disciplinary hearing, he has come out in support of the Romanian-born minder, perhaps in an attempt to get back into the good books of the powers that be.
Ted is a fantastic tactician. The best there is, said Mendu.
His training methods are much better than any others I have experienced and I have definetly become a far better player since I came to Naturena.
Under Ted I have learnt things both on and off the field, but especially he has helped me improve my stamina, close control and vision.
He has also helped me with my technique and mobility and I feel very lucky to have been able to work with a coach of such a caliber.
The Vosloorus-born player also has no regrets about leaving Swallows to join the Phefeni Glamour Boys at the beginning of the season.
Joining Chiefs is the best thing I have ever done because they are such a professional outfit, said Mendu.
For example they refused to give my signing on fee until I put in an offer to buy a house close to Naturena.
This is true professionalism because they dont want players having to travel miles to be at the club.