Bethlehem firefighter our future Bafana star

23 January, 2017

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Bethlehem firefighter our future Bafana star

23 Jan,2017Profiles

While many employed people look forward to heading home at the end of the day to curl up on the couch in front of the television, Tefo Mokoena prepares himself to attend soccer practice.

He started playing soccer at the age of 10 and by age 17, was playing in the Metropolitan League. Soon after, he moved up to play in the SAB League where he enjoyed four seasons with the Mighty Wits Academy team. Now aged 24, Mokoena is playing for Super Eagles FC in the ABC Motsepe League, where he plays as a left or centre back.

“I believe that WOF made me become a better soccer player because of the discipline that is instilled in us at the base and also because of the fitness training we do at base level. The continuous fitness training we do helps me stay fit in and out of season and I think that’s what gives me the advantage over my competitors,” says Mokoena.

He says he would like to play professional football in South Africa and abroad in the future and believes he can achieve it through hard work and determination.

“I would like to thank WOF for giving me the opportunity to join the programme and become fit and able to cope under pressure and under difficult situations. And thanks to my team members for supporting me in the career that I am pursuing.”

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