Ntshumayelo pleading for second chance
Posted: 22 April 2018 Time: 20:00
Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Thandani Ntshumayelo says he is still fighting to get his drug ban reduced.
In an exclusive interview in the May edition (issue 493) of KICKOFF Magazine, Ntshumayelo says he is hoping the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport will consider reducing the ban and insists he has turned his life around.
It’s been almost two years since the name who is nicknamed “Bibo” was slapped with a four-year ban after testing positive for cocaine. He failed a drugs test after a match against Platinum Stars in January 2016 and was then given a lengthy sentence.
“I’m working hard to get the sentence reduced so I can start playing again. What happened in the past is not something I want to talk about. I just want to get back to playing football,” said Ntshumayelo, who has hope that his good behaviour will work in his favour.
“This could happen due to good behaviour – I am behaving well. Now I am a family man and I am more mature. I have a son, I am a father and these things have played a big role in my life moving forward. I am pleading with whoever is in charge to give ma another chance to play football. My aim is not to spend four years waiting – I just want to play football.”
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