"I had planned to watch a number of games but I found myself watching only their games just to see Teboho. He was like a conductor because everything ran through him. I knew I had to get him to our academy."
The talented youngster was playing for Bodikela Primary School, and joined the academy the following year in 2013.
With Mbule, Mokoena could not contain his excitement when speaking about his talent. "I discovered Sipho in 2013 by accident, actually. I made a stop at Bethlehem to watch some games and that's where I saw him.
"What a talent! Football is in his blood. I could see that he is an exceptional talent."
By the time the boys reached 17 years of age, they were already playing in the ABC Motsepe League for Harmony.
Mokoena has advised his boys not stick around too long in the PSL. "They have the potential to go further and I hope they can play overseas," he said.