Absa Premiership

Honesty is the key - Mahlangu

2014-09-23 15:56
Jabu Mahlangu

Cape Town - Retired South African soccer player Jabu Mahlangu, admits that being ‘self-disciplined’ is what he has learnt from his past indiscretions.

Read: Igesund not getting carried away

“Self-discipline, you know, respecting the brand [and], respecting your teammates. I never did that as a professional footballer,” said the 34-year-old.

In an exclusive interview with News24 LIVE, the former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder suddenly retired from all forms of soccer and took on ambassadorial roles at SuperSport United and the inaugural Multichoice Diski Challenge.

‘Shuffle’, as he is affectionately known, believes that he has a role to play in opening up with the younger players in the Diski Challenge about his past mistakes and show them the correct path career wise.

“I’ve learned that you really need to be honest to [with] yourself if you want to achieve something. The more you become a star; everyone wants a piece of you.”

“So, I’ve learned that in life you’ll never succeed without self-discipline.”

NEXT ON SPORT24X

LIVE: Everton v Swansea

44 minutes ago

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v SuperSport United, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Friday, 05 January 2018
Wits v Free State Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Ajax Cape Town v Maritzburg United, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.