Absa Premiership

Gods smiled on us - Sekola

2015-05-26 14:45
Moeketsi Sekola (Supplied)
Moeketsi Sekola (Supplied)

Bethlehem - Following their difficult 2014/15 Absa Premiership season, Free State Stars forward Moeketsi Sekola believes that the "angels" were smiling down on them as they managed to move out of the relegation zone and end up finishing their campaign in ninth spot.

Last season's Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot winner said the club’s quest for top flight football survival took a major blow following the tragic passing of their star striker, Richard Henyekane, last month.

The “Kimberley Express” was killed in a horrific car accident on his way to Bethlehem on April 7 and Sekola said when Ea Lla Koto started to win games after his death it was a clear signal that the "Gods" were watchingdown over them.

“Personally, his death took a lot out of me because Richard (Henyekane) was my senior and I used to look up to him,” Sekola said.

“The whole team was affected so badly and we were still fighting to get out of the relegation zone.

“But thank God we have players like Paulus Masehe and Themba Tshabalala in the team.

“As senior players, they helped us a lot so that the news didn’t sink in to our heads that much.

“But from then we started getting the results and before we knew it, we were out of the position which we were in.

“And this is something which Richard Henyekane wanted from the team.

“Even when he was still here on earth, he always wanted us to get out of the dangerous league position which we were at.

“So now we are happy that he is now looking down over us with the angels and we’ll still be in the PSL again next season,” he concluded.

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