Mamelodi Sundowns defender Thapelo Morena says it is his responsibility and that of his teammates to ensure that the legacy of his late teammate Motjeka Madisha lives on.
Madisha, who died in a car accident on 12 December 2020, was laid to rest this past weekend at Ga-Madisha-Leolo village in Limpopo.
Speaking to FARPost after Madisha’s funeral, Morena said it is difficult for him to come to terms with the 25-year-old’s death.
“It has been very difficult for me to accept that he is gone,” Morena said.
“It took a long time to accept, and may his soul rest in peace. Even now it is difficult for me to accept that he is gone. As a human being, you have to be strong in situations like this and keep the memories in everything that I do.
“He had things that he was doing here at home so we will come back as teammates, like we have agreed, to come and see what we can do for him, and continue to do what’s best for the team in his memory,” he said.
Morena and Madisha shared close relations while at the Brazilians. The 27-year-old was part of the Mamelodi Sundowns delegation that included Keletso Makgalwa, Lebogang Maboe, Harold Majadibodu, Sphelele Mkhulise, and officials David Notoane, Rhulani Mokwena, Alex Shakoane and Trott Moloto.
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By Ofhani Munyai