Downs star reveals his greater purpose

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Mamelodi Sundowns forward Lebohang Maboe has expressed his desire to become more than just a PSL star, and reveals his true ambitions for his life.

South African footballers have been criticised so many times for not being ambitious compared to other nations in Africa.

However, the overseas success of Bongani Zungu, Lebogang Phiri and Percy Tau seems to be changing the narrative, while Mzansi also has a number of young stars plying their trade abroad.

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Maboe has shared his everyday dream that keeps him motivated to wake up every morning to work hard.

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"The main goal is obviously to go abroad you know, I mean growing up as a young footballer playing street soccer you always see yourselves playing abroad," Maboe tells KickOff.com.

"You always see yourself competing against the best and that's what keeps me going.

"Seeing myself playing abroad, seeing myself representing my national team at the highest level, one day being a part of a World Cup team that is going to represent South Africa, that's what motivates me."

With everything happening in the world and people losing lives and loved ones, the former Maritzburg United star is grateful to be able to make a living doing something he loves.

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"Waking up every morning knowing that it's yet another unpromised day and there's so many people who didn't see the day yet, I'm alive, and that tells me I still have a purpose to serve my country," he says.

"There's so much more I can still offer to South African football. So my main goal is to keep the winning feeling in my life, and that's through winning trophies and playing abroad."

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