Mokoena will be tying the knot in mid-December in Soweto to his current live-in girlfriend.
“I am getting married in December because I am enjoying the life that I am living now. Getting married is a sign of approval that I am happy with the arrangement.
“Preparations for the wedding are taking up most of my time at the moment. During the day I work in Randburg while on Wednesdays and Sundays I play in the veterans’ league to keep fit. I haven’t given up on football and I’m not even drinking beer anymore.
“People have to judge me on my current lifestyle and not what I did in the past. I have matured now and there is no way that I will continue making the mistakes that I have been doing over the past 10 years.
“I want to be an inspiration to my kids by living a positive life. I have already admitted in the past that I have made many mistakes,” says Mokoena.
The well travelled midfielder also cleared the air on recent reports in a Sunday tabloid that claimed his wife had died.
“Those newspapers had the facts wrong. The woman who passed away was my former girlfriend whom I had a child with. In fact, we separated some four years ago and everyone who knows me is aware of that.
“I was no longer with her because I now stay with the woman that I am marrying.
“The newspapers just sensationalised the whole thing to suit what they wanted,” says Mokoena.
With his job at a printing company in Randburg and preparations for his wedding, the 33-year-old says he has put on hold his duties as co-coach of SAB Third Division side, Mofolo Leeds.
Mokoena, who last played for Classic in 2005 is best remembered for his bad behaviour that saw him being sent home from the 1998 World Cup in France. ‘Naughty’ sneaked out of the Bafana camp to go on a night out.