Bucs star wants a lawnmower

Fame & Fortune

An Orlando Pirates midfielder has revealed his Christmas wish-list and how he will be spending the holiday during their short break this year.

If you're a Pirates fan and you would love to thank Linda Mntambo for his stunning strike against Baroka in their recent 2-2 draw, just visit your nearest garden tools supplier to buy him the gift he’s hoping to receive.

"A lawnmower, trees and flowers for my garden,” The 30-year-old tells Kickoff.com when asked about his wish for Christmas.

Last year 'Figo' spent his Christmas day at his aunt's place in Molapo, Soweto with the entire Mntambo family, and this year he plans to do the same thing only at his mom's place in Orlando.

"I spend a lot of money [for Christmas], especially in buying presents for family members and nice things for the young ones, while also celebrating their school results," he adds.

"For kids are the future, so we need them focused on paying more attention to their studies.

"On Christmas Day we cook up a feast, which consists of fish, red meat, chicken, dessert – you can name almost everything.

"I also spoil the family with my presence because we hardly see each other during the year."

Mntambo also says he hasn't made any New Year's resolutions as he prefers taking things step by step in his life.

"I don't have a new year's resolution, but I have short and long-term goals that I want to achieve in a calendar year," he disclosed.

He also took the opportunity to send a message to all the KickOff.com readers, wishing them well on their travels and safe entrance into 2020.

"To those that are travelling long distances back home, be safe on the roads do not drink and drive. Have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

"Remember, it's a time of giving, and blessed is the hand that gives."