The likes of Doctor Khumalo, Daniel Cardoso, Shaun Bartlett and Kaizer Motaung jnr came together to help join fathers and sons in an exclusive experience of camping out at Naturena over the weekend.
Fathers and sons got to meet their heroes at the #BeAPresentDad initiative. Vodacom Red customers won this exclusive experience of camping out with their heroes at Naturena on Saturday, and Motaung Jnr had his say on the initiative.
Amakhosi chairman Kaizer Motaung arrived at the Father and Son Sleepout and was warmly welcomed by the fathers and sons in attendance.
“It’s so special, not only that we can be a part of something like this, but also the fact that the venue is on our academy grounds at Naturena. Sport shows young boys how to get along with others, how to have respect for others, and how to be humble. And then at the same time how to grow and be strong,” says Kaizer Jnr.
“The situation in our country at the moment is that our young men desperately need positive role models. Showing our young men how to be a man starts here with events like this. You have to be a man yourself first before you can become a father.
“It’s time for us as South African men to look at ourselves again. It starts with us. Our sons learn from being with us, not us just telling them things. So much of what they see in us will go into our society through them. We need to support the strong young men in our society and give them good role models to follow, and then, I really believe, we will see a new form of a positive South African man in the future.”
"The lessons my father has taught me as a man, a footballer and a human being have been priceless. The biggest lesson he’s taught me is to be humble. He has always preached about being humble, working hard, being positive and to respect people."