Sapphire Ladies goalkeeper Keletso Tshepe can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel as she and her team started the Sasol KwaZulu Natal League this past weekend.
The Matatiele-born player told FARPost that she started playing football at a very young age, with footballs made of plastics.
“I decided at a young age that I’d like to be a soccer player, my passion for football is huge. As a woman you enjoy playing football and it’s exciting, when we were young we’d make a soccer ball with plastics,” she reflected.
“That’s where my love for football developed and I’ve been enjoying it ever since,” said Tshepe.
The prospect of playing in a more organized set up is slowly giving her hope of fulfilling her dreams. With her team playing in the Sasol League KZN she can already see the future.
“I see a very huge chance of succeeding, yes it’s a challenge for everyone to play in this league. I believe in my team, we can do much better with time,” added Tshepe.
The 24-year-old goalkeeper is hoping to become a better player as she hopes to make a name for herself in national team colours one day.
“I can say that I’m not perfect but with my coaches behind me I definitely believe I can achieve my goal and I’ve got huge dreams for football.
“There are lot of things I’d like to do, like becoming one of the best players in the game. I’d love to represent my national team one day and get a contract overseas,” concluded Tshepe.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter