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Soccer stars' new skills

By unknown | Nov 12, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Anything is possible with our soccer players these days.

Anything is possible with our soccer players these days.

Who would have imagined that one day midfield magician Jabu "Shuffle" Mahlangu would be a musician, let alone a soccer analyst for SABC Sport? We are soon going to be told he is into bodybuilding. He will soon be moving to Phumla'mqashi in his hometown eTuka (Daveyton) after squatting at Orlando Pirates' club house recently.

Sam Pam, that once-revered Nigerian defender, is today a respected Christian who goes around preaching the word of Christ through football activities.

The last time Usuzwile mkhozi learnt about Edward "Ma-Gents" Motale was that the former Orlando Pirates defender was running a public phone business at his hometown of Mamelodi, which was hit by a series of robberies.

Mo- tale also tried his luck in the music industry but did not last and he definitely is not the right person to advice Mahlang about this career.

There are a number of ex-professional players who are involved in various projects like coaching, business and the taxi industry.

Usuzwile mkhozi will find out for you, dear reader, about which projects our players are involved in - just watch this space.

Now let's imagine what the following players would have been if they were not involved in the game of billions.

Imagine: Jerry "Legs of Thunder" Sikhosana being crowned the 2007 Mr Tembisa [Did I hear somebody saying Gerald "Mgababa" Raphahlela is also vying for the same crown for Mr Seshego?].

Imagine Oscar Ntwagae being a dentist.

Imagine Teenage Dladla, Helman Mkhalele and Andries Sebola being physical trainers.

Imagine Isaac "Shakes" Khungoane being a lifesaver on the beach.

Imagine Steve "Chippa" Lekoelea being a field reporter for CNN.

Imagine Joel Seroba (who likes his game of dice) being a preacher.

Imagine Duncan "King" Lechesa being a tap dancer.

Imagine Patrick "Ace" Mbuthu and Thabiso "Skaapie" Malatsi being Anglican altar boys.

This is the first of many series that we will focus on former and current players, including coaches, officials and club bosses.


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