The Chief Whip of the National Council of Provinces, Mr Seiso Mohai, is today hosting two events to hand over signed Teboho Mokoena memorabilia to the Free State Legislature and soccer kit to Vulamasango Secondary School in Bloemfontein. The occasions serve as an acknowledgement of Mr Mokoena’s enormous contribution to soccer in the Free State Province and nationally.

Mr Mokoena has made an immense contribution to the game. He has played for SuperSport United FC, but since 27 January 2022 has played as a midfielder for Mamelodi Sundowns FC. He is also part of the national team, Bafana Bafana.

He has since established the Teboho Mokoena Foundation, with the intention of making a sustained contribution to developing soccer in the Free State, with a special focus on developing local soccer teams and schools.

Mr Mokoena was born in Bethlehem in the Free State on 24 January 1997. He studied at Bodikela Junior Secondary School and his excellent performances secured him a spot at the Harmony Sports Academy. His talent was discovered at school by a teacher, Mr Charles Molefe, and a coach at Bodikela Junior Secondary School.

In 2017 at the beginning of the season for SuperSport United, Mr Mokoena’s then coach, Mr Stuart Baxter, was so impressed with his skills and talent that he promoted him to the first team from the reserves.

Mava Lukani

17 June 2022