Cheeseboy: What did I do wrong?

Posted: 5 November 2017 Time: 12:00

When Lebohang Mokoena looks at players such as Siyabonga Nomvethe and Mabhuti Khenyeza still playing football at the highest level, he does not understand how he is not also on the pitch at a professional grade.

At 31, ‘Cheeseboy’ feels he still has a lot to offer, but he is currently training on his own, waiting for a club to sign him in the January transfer window.

He left Ajax Cape Town at the end of last season after an unsuccessful spell and is itching to get back onto the pitch to do what heloves most.

“I am working hard. There are a couple of coaches I've been speaking to. I have been having positive responses, but cannot mention which clubs I have been talking to,” the former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns winger says in an interview with


“Hopefully come January I will have a team to play for. I am so anxious, looking at the league and saying to myself ‘I need to be playing’. I will have to prove my worth and give my all to whoever says I believe in you and gives me a chance to play for their team. I am idling and playing a lot of friendly games right now, that’s all I can do. I am only 31 and when I look at guys like ‘Bhele’[Nomvethe] and Mabhuti killing people, I ask myself what I did wrong.”

He continues: “I look at ‘Shabba’[Siphiwe Tshabalala] and think what did I do wrong. It does not feel fair, but I guess it’s football. I don’t have fitness problems or weight [issues]. Maybe I must slaughter 15 cows. I miss playing.”

Mokoena says there are people who still feel that he should be playing.

“Maybe I am supposed to go through this in my career. Hopefully God will give me a chance because there are so many people who want to see me playing.”

Article by: Tshepang Mailwane

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