Absa Premiership

Maboe out to emulate famous father for Sundowns

2018-08-10 11:23
Pitso Mosimane and Lebohang Maboe (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns forward Lebohang Maboe says he is inspired by his famous father, Sidwell, who starred for a number of top teams in the 1990s.

His Dad featured for the likes of Orlando Pirates, Bloemfontein Celtic, AmaZulu, Free State Stars and SuperSport United during that period, and won the BP Top 8 as well as the Bob Save Super Bowl.

As such, Maboe, who made his name at Maritzburg United before his recent switch to Chloorkop, takes the view that emulating his father is someone he aspires to do.

According to the TimesLIVE website, the 23-year-old said: "I was too young to watch him play but when I was growing up in Heidelberg, I always heard people talk about how he used to play.

"That inspired me to keep on grinding because I knew it was possible to do it.

"As a parent he encourages me to always work hard and behave in a professional manner on and off the pitch. But he gives me a lot of stick when it comes to my performances.

"He always calls me after games to comment on how I played and sometimes he is hard on me. Sometimes I feel it's unnecessary, but I have grown to understand that as a father he wants the best for me.

"Obviously I listen to my coaches, but I also take his advice because he used to play professional football."

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