Motjeka Madisha produced a stellar performance for Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday evening in the club’s 1-0 win over Stellenbosch in Cape Town in an Absa Premiership clash.
During the post-match interview with Phumlani Msibi of SuperSport TV, the-25 year-old was overwhelmed with emotions and couldn’t stop thanking his Mother for all she has done in helping nurture his talent.
“First of all I would like to thank my family, they’ve always been there for me. And secondly, I would like to thank the coaches, and the President of the club,” said Madisha.
“I think this award I should give it to my teammates, and more especially I should give it to my Mom. She has always been there for me, today it was an emotional game for me whereby a lot has been happening to me.”
“So, this win, I dedicate it to my Mom. I will always love her for everything that she has done for me, so thank you,” added Madisha.
It was at this moment that FARPost decided to dig deep, and find out from coach Pitso Mosimane about Madisha’s emotional post-match interview. Though the coach refused to give exact detail, but he did confirm that there was something going on with the defender, but it has since been resolved.
“Now you want me to reveal? (coach chuckles) yes he’s been emotional. He brought his mom to the training ground during the week, we had a long chat with his mom, drank coffee. We sat down with her and had to calm her down, yeah… Shame, tough! But okay, he’s a good boy, he’s a big boy, “said Mosimane.
“Football is not on the pitch only hey, football starts outside the pitch. Players are human beings also hey, before they are footballers…So many issues, so obviously I got to try and be a psychologist, social worker but you have to do what you have to do.”
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“So yes, we managed to get him right and make the family right and stable and he gave me a man of the match performance, “added the Downs mentor.
“We showed we care, that is what helps us, we do a lot with their families, I am very close to the family, so I got to do what I have to do. It was just internal family issues and I’m happy he spoke about it, but I can’t reveal. He must tell you, but all is good with Madisha, “concluded Mosimane
By Shane Matsoyane