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Linda Moreotsene

Linda Moreotsene

The family of former soccer great Steve "Kalamazoo" Mokone are over the moon at the outcome of the dangerous pancreatic operation he underwent on Monday.

Mokone's son Ronnie Sello went to Virginia, in the US, to be by his father's side last week, fearing the procedure, compounded by a heart bypass Mokone had two years ago, would be too much for him. But Mokone came through the operation with flying colours - and might even be home by Friday.

"It went very well, although he is still closely monitored and in pain. We phoned and spoke to him. Of course he is in pain, but I am very happy that he is responding. He spoke to us for a short while.

"It has been a very emotional period, but we were helped through by the many messages from well-wishers from all over the world. The impact he had on people's lives has been overwhelming," Sello said.

Sello, and the rest of the family had feared for the worst after being told by doctors his father might not survive the operation.

"They told us it could go wrong, but by the grace of God, the worst did not come to pass," Sello said.

Mokone had wanted to ask Ronnie's 16-year-old son, Sechaba, to carry the family name, and he did before he was admitted.

"He obviously did not know what would happen, so although it is not yet official, Sechaba's name will be changed accordingly," said Sello.


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