Former Black Leopards and Chippa United coach Joel Masutha on Friday paid a visit to his ex-teammate Tshilidzi Doboro who was recently amputated on his left leg.
Doboro was Masutha’s teammate at Leopards before he moved on to teams such as HP Silver Stars, Winners Park, FC AK, Mpumalanga Black Aces and was part of the Maritzburg United side that gained promotion in 2008.
Masutha who recently parted ways with second division side Real Kings told FARPost that the visit was to offer moral support to the 42-year-old and his family following the unfortunate incident which happened in April this year.
“I was one of the people who recommended these boy to Black Leopards while he was just a teenager and our relationship grew stronger since then” said Masutha.
Doboro was advised by Medical Doctors to cut off the lower part of his left leg after suffering from diabetes.
“It is not easy for me to see him in this condition and obviously he needs me now more than ever so I am here to remind him that I care and he still has all my support because he is one of us so I also felt it was important to bring the little I have so that he can take care of his family,” he said.
It was a busy Friday for Masutha who also donated food parcels to 30 families at his home village of Ha-Mamuhoyi in Limpopo and the surrounding areas.
“This pandemic has resulted in our people failing to make ends meet so I felt it was important for me to make this contribution to the needy. So it was a day of giving for me and that’s what I did the whole day,” added Masutha, who was in charge at Leopards when they gained promotion in 2018.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Masutha was due to travel to West Africa to enhance his football knowledge.
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By Ofhani Munyai