Gabriel Mofokeng.

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Mofokeng still lives in hope

Posted: 27 August 2008 Time: 14:25

Former youth international defender Gabriel Mofokeng reckons he can still resuscitate a once promising career that now appears to have been flushed down the drain.

Mofokeng, who was briefly at FC AK towards the end of the 2006-07 season, after a lengthy period in the wilderness, is back in football, albeit in the darkness at an amateur team in Midrand.

“Football is naturally in me and I know that I have the talent. All I need is to be given a chance to work on my fitness which is the only thing that is lacking seeing as I haven’t been in competitive football for a long time now. At the moment I haven’t received any offers but I haven’t lost hope,” he tells

The talented 26-year-old defender-cum-midfielder has been working out under the Jerry Sikhosana and Page Mahlangu coached Vodacom League side, M Tigers, in Tembisa.

“There is no reason why I shouldn’t try to keep fit even if I have no club. I always make sure that every day I work out with the boys from around where I stay. If I just sit at home and give up, then it will not help my cause because I believe age is still on my side if I am to revive my career,” he says.

A natural talent who should have been a regular in the Bafana team by now, Ninja has played for both Ajax Cape Town and Ajax Amsterdam, where he played alongside Steven Pienaar.

However, since his return from Europe Mofokeng’s career has fallen by the wayside. By the time he moved to Bush Bucks, the writing was already on the wall.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 02:29 pm
shame,another talent going down the drain!!!!
posted: 02:32 pm
hey bru,to revive your career just go and play in India/Vietnam... everybody who can kick the ball is allowed there... even me size 13 i can be a player of the season there.
posted: 03:04 pm
Eiiish size 13, what talent did you see in this guy. He was over rated and frankly useless player. Another one who must go and look for a job, young players should learn from these guyz, next is junior Khanye i tell u.
posted: 03:05 pm
HE should join Jabu mahlangu in 3rd division sweden maybe he will make it there.
posted: 04:19 pm
All I need is to be given a chance to work on my fitness which is the only thing that is lacking seeing as I haven’t been in competitive football for a long time now.

He will never regain that fitness because he goes drinking until the early hours of dawn. I always see him in clubs around Tembisa and Midrand. South African players will always be unfit as long as they wanna have fun drinking. If football is your job, you have to take care of your body otherwise you'll have to forget about fitness.
posted: 04:31 pm
Waste of space! Hurry up Checkers are hiring.

Vilakazi beware.
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