“During soccer matches in Cape town my teammates had their families and friends cheering at the sidelines for them. Because my mum was back in Johannesburg taking care of my sisters there was no one to watch me play. I had to grow up really fast.”
“What was the happiest moment of your life?”
“It was last year, when I was able to buy my mum a car. Now she calls me every day with a story about places she visited with her new car.”

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