Khulekani is living the dream

By Drum Digital
20 April 2012

Growing up as an orphan in the grimy streets of Howick, a small town near Durban, he knew he had to make something of his life to survive.

He was just five when his father died and five years later his mother also passed away, leaving him and his sister to survive on handouts from relatives.

But there was one consolation during these bleak times – young Khulekani Madondo forgot about the hardships of his life when he played soccer, dreaming of running out on a real grass pitch in brand new kit.

It seemed like an impossible fantasy, but at just 21 Khulekani is now living the dream as a talented midfield player at Premier League club Maritzburg United.

Known for decisive tackles in the middle of the park and with a knack for steering the team forwards when in possession of the ball, his talent has also earned him a berth in the national Under-23 side, Amaglug-glug

READ MORE IN DRUM MAGAZINE 26 APRIL 2012

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