One on one with Gamalakhe United player

2016-02-25 06:00
PHOTO: PRECIOUS GUMEDE Gamalakhe United midfielder Mthokozisi ‘Mthiba’ Msomi.

PHOTO: PRECIOUS GUMEDE Gamalakhe United midfielder Mthokozisi ‘Mthiba’ Msomi.

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GAMALKHE United mid-fielder Mthokozisi Msomi known as “Mthiba” said his love for soccer started when he was young.

“I started playing soccer at the age of 10 for Gamalakhe Heros. I then developed my game and was taken into Gamalakhe United,” said Mthiba.

The 31-year-old was born and bred in Gamalakhe and went to Nsimbi Primary. He then completed high school at Galeni High.

Mthiba said his short-term goal is to become a coach because he is too young to be taken into a bigger soccer club.

“It is unfortunate that I won’t get an opportunity to play for the big clubs as they only recruit players at the age of 18,” he said.

Mthiba’s passion for soccer does not go unnoticed as many young players and the community look up to him.

“What really keeps me going and motivates me is the support and respect I get from the community and the younger players at various clubs. The upcoming players always seek my advice and ask me about the special tactics of a good player.”

Mthiba said,apart from his love of soccer, he is an avid music lover.

“In my spare time I listen to maskandi music as it speaks of our roots and ways of our upbringing as black people.”

Mthiba said one of his top achievements was playing in the PSL.

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