SuperSport United midfielder Teboho Mokoena has continued to give back to the community.
Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, the 23-year-old finds himself helping people at his home town of Bethlehem in the Free State.
Speaking to FARPost, Mokoena said it is very important to give back where he comes from and the support that he has been getting from home is overwhelming.
“So especially at this time because of the pandemic, people are losing their jobs and they are struggling so I feel if I have the means to help people in my community, so why should I not help them? Because these people are our fans, so giving back means I will never forget where I come from,” he said.
“I grew up here so this community means a lot to me, I wouldn’t be happy to see people sleeping with empty stomachs if have the means to help them, I will.
“I have people that I’m working with, they helped me and they donated money. I found this other company called Botselo Mills and they donated 200 (5kgs of Mealie Meal) and 10 000 instant porridges and other people donated money to buy vegetables,” he added.
“Firstly, I managed to help 10 families, the secondly I did 15 and now I helped 200 meaning I’ve helped 225 families. As long this pandemic is here, and there are still people who still want to donate I will keep on giving away food parcels.”
Mokoena mentioned that he was inspired by his teammates and believed he can do it to his home town.
“I saw a few people doing it and I was really inspired by them, especially my teammate Bongani Khumalo and I told myself that I want to do it for my community.
“I will continue doing this maybe twice a year and I’m hoping to get sponsors, I will never stop now,” added Mokoena, who’s one of the best midfielders in the PSL.
By Boromo Mokoena