Free State Stars captain Paulus Masehe says the players were desperate to leave a legacy at the club
Posted: 19 May 2018 Time: 23:08
Free State Stars captain Paulus Masehe says the players were desperate to leave a legacy at the club after reaching the Nedbank Cup final.
Ea Lla Koto beat Maritzburg United 1-0 in the final to lift end their 24-year trophy drought on Saturday evening.
Masehe says he’s grateful for the opportunity as some of the players are coming towards the end of their careers.
“It wasn’t an easy road but we knew once we reached the final that we are in it to win it because no one remembers the second best,” Masehe told SuperSport TV.
“We’ve been there not being knocked out in the semi-finals so this was a great opportunity for us to leave a legacy for some us whose careers are coming towards the end. It’s very important. It’s an honour and privilege we should give all glory to God.”
The former Orlando Pirates hard-running midfielder who hails from Qwa Qwa in Free State also revealed the secret behind his longevity in the game.
“It [professionalism] comes from a lot of commitment, discipline understanding what the coach wants, the demands of the game also [you need] to respect yourself as a professional player.
"At this time of your career, there are certain things you need to cut in your life and concentrate only on football I hope this is an example to up and coming youngsters to say it’s possible. It doesn’t matter how difficult it is where you’re from you can still reach such great milestones.”