Free State Stars captain Paulus Masehe humbled after reaching 300 appearances
Posted: 4 March 2018 Time: 08:00
Free State Stars captain Paulus Masehe has explained the secret behind his longevity in the game after reaching a PSL milestone.
The 34-year-old clocked up his 300th top-flight game in a goalless draw with AmaZulu at Goble Park last Saturday.
Other active players to achieve the feat include Kaizer Chiefs stalwart Siphiwe Tshabalala, Platinum Stars skipper Vuyo Mere and Bidvest Wits goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs.
"It feels so great and one feels very blessed and humbled to achieve such a milestone because only very few of us manage to achieve it," Masehe tells KickOff.com.
"I think it is through my hard work, positive attitude and being prepared to learn every day at training, and to follow the instructions of each and every coach regardless whether I agree with him or not. Last but not least, discipline. Giving football respect and first priority, and I'm a team player more than anything else."
Stars mentor Luc Eymael wants to reward Masehe with an assistant coaching job when he hangs up his boots. The former Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates midfielder appreciates the sentiment.
"Yeah, he a[Eymael] lways talks about that [going into coaching] and it is so much appreciated, overwhelming and it means a lot coming from someone with coach Luc's calibre," he said.
"Really humbled by how he rates me, and I will appreciate that. But first I have to learn as much as I can about coaching, and gather as much information as I can because if you are not well informed you not gonna make a very good coach."