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Mofokeng’s Father Reveals Ultimate Dream For His Son

  • June 17, 2024
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Mofokeng’s Father Reveals Ultimate Dream For His Son

Relebohile Mofokeng’s father, Sechaba, expresses his ultimate dream for his son: to see him playing for a major club overseas.

Mofokeng had a stellar season for Orlando Pirates, culminating in a winning goal against Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup final at Mbombela Stadium earlier this month.

This marked Pirates’ second trophy of the season, having secured the MTN8 title against the same Sundowns team in October’s final.

The 19-year-old attacking midfielder featured in 38 matches across all competitions, chipping in with six goals and six assists.

Given these impressive numbers, Sechaba, a former footballer himself, says his son’s achievements have surpassed his own expectations. However, the ultimate dream remains seeing him play for a top European club.

“I don’t have any more dreams for him,” Sechaba told Sportswire. “All I can do is support him.”

Mofokeng had trials with English Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers last year, but the deal fell through. At the time, he was still a developing player. This season, however, he emerged as a key figure for Pirates.

There were also rumors of interest from Egyptian giants Al Ahly. When asked about his future after the Nedbank Cup final, Mofokeng deferred to Pirates chairman Dr. Irvin Khoza, who handles transfers.

“He needs to set his own dreams now, and I’ll be there to support him every step of the way,” Sechaba added. “But I truly believe, and I hope, that he’ll find a big team overseas soon.”

Sechaba himself scored a memorable goal for Tembu Royals in a Nedbank Cup upset against AmaZulu at Durban’s King Zwelithini Stadium during the 2012/13 season.

Mofokeng’s heroics earned him a call-up to the Bafana Bafana squad for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria and Zimbabwe. While he remained on the bench against Nigeria in Uyo, coach Hugo Broos brought him on in the final minute of the 3-1 victory over Zimbabwe at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Tuesday.

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