Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
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21 Oct 2019
5:14 pm

Footballers are kind people too

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

Pictures of Mamelodi Sundowns man Themba Zwane and a young boy having a moment on the side of the football pitch warmed people’s hearts and reminded us what it is all about, it’s about touching lives of the ordinary people.

Sibusiso Vilakazi celebrates goal with Themba Zwane of Mamelodi Sundowns. (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

A young fan came to the stadium to watch the game and walked away with a jersey of his idol Zwane. This occurrence is unusual because most footballers often isolate themselves from ordinary people and focus on their flashy lifestyles. Between the money and athletes trying to live like rock stars, they have relinquished their responsibilities in society. A footballer’s job goes beyond playing and scoring goals for his team, there is also a responsibility to inspire the youth. Once you are a public figure you don’t belong to your family anymore, you belong to the public. It is then...