Absa Premiership

Mere grateful for Platinum Stars influence

2016-03-22 12:36
Vuyo Mere (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - In the wake of Platinum Stars excellent domestic campaign their captain Vuyo Mere admits he's career could've gone in a completely different direction.

The former Sundowns full-back has seen his peers fall by the wayside in recent years but Mere claims it's all due to living an unprofessional lifestyle off the field of play - something he was guilty of during his stint at the Brazilians.

"When you are at a big team like Sundowns, you get so many friends," he told The Sowetan. "We were winning games, winning the league and the money was coming left and right.

"I was always surrounded by soccer players and you know what happens when soccer players are together? All hell break loose. I lived an unprofessional life. My life wasn't that straight, but I didn't realise it because I was young.

"Now I have a lovely wife with two kids, I'm eating well and resting a lot. I can be able to analyse my game," he added.

"I'm just glad that God gave me a second chance. We always blame the media for exposing our lives, but if you live right you are not going to be in the papers for the wrong reasons."

Since making his debut in 2001 for Hellenic FC as a 17-year old, Mere has won every domestic trophy on offer while boasting a remarkable 404 Premiership appearances.

Read more on:    platinum stars  |  psl  |  vuyo mere  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Assuming the 2019/20 Absa Premiership season can't be concluded prior to the 31 July deadline decreed by FIFA, what would be the fairest way to settle matters - all bias aside?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

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.