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Keeping Faith in mom makes Wits goalkeeper Ricardo Goss a real man

Bidvest Wits goalkeeper Ricardo Goss with his mother Faith, niece and nephew.
Bidvest Wits goalkeeper Ricardo Goss with his mother Faith, niece and nephew.

Generally, growing up without your father, especially as a boy child, isn't a seamless experience.

But Bidvest Wits goalkeeper Ricardo Goss is a special case, thanks to the presence of his assertive mother Faith, who made sure he didn't feel the agony of being "fatherless".

"I never met my father. I don't know him because he never showed up.

"But that father void in my family never existed because my mother is a very strong woman," said Goss.

"Yeah ... obviously having one parent meant that we as a family of four had to support each other through anything. Luckily for me and my two elder brothers , we had a mother who could be a father as well."

The Wits shot-stopper has embraced being teased as a "mama's boy". Goss' influential parent works as a nurse at one of the hospitals in Durban.

"The bond with my mom is everything, it's based on love and comfort. People can say I am a mama's boy, I don't mind that because I am really a mama's child," noted Goss.

"Up to this day my mother is still my backbone, she's my queen in fact. If I had to grow up again, I'd still pick to just have my mother alone. She's really played a pivotal role in my whole life."

Goss hails from Chesterville in Durban. The 25-year-old keeper used to paly for Golden Arrows and KwaZulu-Natal-based National First Division side Real Kings.

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