It has not been an easy past two years for TS Galaxy striker Mxolisi Macuphu off the field.
Firstly, the 31-year-old was involved in a serious car accident in March 2019 while driving to his home in Vosloorus. Although he only suffered minor injuries, his car was written off.
Two months ago, the former Bidvest Wits player was hijacked in Boksburg, Johannesburg, days before his former club played a crucial Nedbank Cup semi-final match against Mamelodi Sundowns.
The striker has now resurfaced at DStv Premiership rockies TS Galaxy and says what has happened has made him a stronger and humble human being.
“Going back to some of the off-field incidents that has happened off the field, yeah I am today standing stronger,” said Macuphu.
“You can always talk and say this has happened, but it’s how you get up, so I think I am coming back with a much stronger, humbled self so that is what is needed and the great support of the team.
“You know when you are a striker you always have to humble yourself, first of all. If it has not been a good season then you come back stronger. But I think with the type of strikers I am surrounded with, definitely it is going to happen,” he said.
The former SuperSport United and Golden Arrows marksman has also set some targets for the current season.
“Definitely you have to set up a target and setting up 10 (goals) for a South African striker I think that is fair enough. So 10 goals this season will be a good one, couple of assists maybe? Who knows? First three games and a call back to the national team, anything is possible.” he added.
Macuphu made his officially debut for the Rockets during the 1-1 draw against Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila on Sunday.
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By Ofhani Munyai